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problem with mk3 golf tdi

Posted by ronadio007 - Created: 15 years ago
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Posted by MikeP-180526 - 14 years ago

You can find answers to questions/problems such as this on the Honest John Technical Forum


It's a fantastic resource. 


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Posted by rich76 - 14 years ago

Did you solve the problem of the car cutting out . If so you could send me details of the remedy to overcome the problem

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Posted by Humptydingo-180377 - 15 years ago

Any luck with the suggestions or have you broken down in the middle of nowhere without a laptop to send a reply from ?

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Posted by Humptydingo-180377 - 15 years ago

If you have a rattle or vibration just before it stops then the turbo has gone because it has overheated.

Could be the relay. When you switch on there should be a live spark to the relay or the turbo - best tested with a test light.

Or could be just a fuse - check all the fuses, sometimes they work loose.  The fact that it will start again after a short while is because it has recharged with expansion.  The light will come on because it is finding another way through to earth.

The breather in the fuel tank could be blocked and causing a vacuum in the tank - take the fuel filler cap off and then replace it again.

Check the earth strap on the engine and battery.

Hope one of these solves your problem but if it is the turbo then loads of Euros to be spent.

Husband retired, Rolls Royce trained, mechanic - emphasis on retired - not taking on any work now.