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The Golf Mk4 was first introduced in August 1997, followed by a notchback version (VW Bora or, in North America, again VW Jetta) in August 1998 and a new Golf Variant (estate) in March 1999.

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Why is my car do not start?

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Today when i am driving my golf , somthing strange happened . The speed low down suddenly Even though my foot is pressing on . When i remove my foot it is stopped . I am trying to restart again and again but it is not started. I push the car and it is starting. I drive it for 5 km then it stop again . I have changed fuel pump but nothing happened . Please if someone has any idea to fix it or explan where the problem!!!

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You should check your alternator first it drives all of the electrical systems and keeps the car running, after that you should check to see if the battery is holding a charge. Also turn off everything in the car, Radio, heat, wipers, etc that puts load on the electrical system. If you start turning them on and the car dies the Alternator is going bad. Also check the belt in the car for it slipping as well.

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I check the battery and check the belt all them are good .

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I wish I knew more about your GTI. I am making the assumption your car is not a turbo.

Is your engine surging or just powering off?

If the engine is surging check your Power Steering Pressure Sensor, if so, it might be messing with the ECU (Engine Control Unit). These sensors can corrode or get loose.

If the engine is just stalling, then it might be the Idle Air Control Valve (IAC), also called the ISC (Idle Speed Control) or AIS (Automatic Idle Speed). A problem IAC can stall the engine when you let go of the throttle. A good sign this might be the case is excessive RPM at idle. Make sure you check the hose to the IAC, and not just the unit.

Lastly, if your car is shaking when stalling, you may want to look into the TPS (Throttle Position Sensor). If it is, make sure you don't get a rebuilt one, get a new one for reliability.

These are just some ideas without knowing more. I'm no mechanic, just a tinkerer. So perhaps someone else has a better answer. Let me know, I hope this is at least somewhat helpful.


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My car is Golf 4 turbo 1,6.

The engin is just Stalling . I will try to check IAC , ISC , AIS

If you have or know any video on YouTube to help me or learn me how to check it please send it to me

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Sounds like a failing/failed alternator but it could be any number of things. Troubleshooting time. Have you checked the battery voltage?

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I check the battery and check it . Nothing happened

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Hi got golf2 problem ounce u turn on its on ad trying to start but next, ounce u push it tries but fails, what could be the problem? Have tried wiring guys all shows it's ok but no sparking

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Why it doesn't start

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