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Question by maz
Submitted on 2/19/2004
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I have a vw polo 1988 that keeps cutting out almost everytime I take my foot off the acelerator at junctions. What is causing this problem?


Answer by Ed
Submitted on 3/9/2004
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If it occurs when its is damp and cold you could have a carb icing problem If it runs fine on warm days then this is probably the cause.I have cured mine by using Shell optimax petrol,You need to run off as much of your normal fuel as poss then and then  fill up. if you dont it will take a few fill ups to work. I know that optimax is more expensive but the cost is nothing compared to the tap dancing on the throttle and brake required every time you come to a standstill.

 

Answer by phulla
Submitted on 5/6/2004
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There are other problems that cause intermittent cut outs, check http://ajmerphull.com/vw/vw.html to see if the Golf listed problems are similar to yours. My cousins 1.8 Mk3 had the same thing happen, which turned out to be a coil problem.

 

Answer by pegseller
Submitted on 6/1/2004
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I have the same problem and am going to tackle it tomorrow with the help from this site. cheers. will let you all know what the problem was

 

Answer by Jennie
Submitted on 11/20/2004
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Hi there,
I had the same problem on a couple of occasions and it turned out to be the jets in the carburrettor which were blocked, so nothing major.

 

Answer by carlos
Submitted on 2/14/2005
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it is more than likely to be that your carb isnt tuned properly as i had!! that same problem.

 

Answer by kool
Submitted on 3/13/2005
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This is one of the most common problems with Golf - yet noone seems to have an answer? This is what has been suggested in various chat forums: 1) coil,2)ignition, 3) throttle body, 4) weak battery, 5) wet or cool conditions....

Kool

 

Answer by scott
Submitted on 10/4/2005
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it is a throtle housing problem. u need to clean the throttle housing out because it is all carbed up> that is what is wrong with the car.

 

Answer by Ray
Submitted on 12/3/2005
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I have 3 VW Polos 88-89 all had the same problem. A friend who works for VW told me it is caused by icing of the carb,(even in summer!)with the pipe from the air intake on the carb to the exhaust manifold becoming loose or split, or the deflector plate on the exhaust manifold may even be missing.Repair or replace it. Also, make sure that the flap for directing the air to the air filter is in the open position to take warm air from the ex. manifold only, by jamming it open with a self tapping screw if necessary.It worked on the 3 cars for me!

 

Answer by jay
Submitted on 2/12/2006
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the cutting out problem on polos, 1994-1999 model can be fixed by a simple cleaning of the injectors.

i have a 1996 1.4 and she was cutting out at every stop, mostly when damp or cold! its about to pass 150k so had a word with my mechanic... 30mins later, and 45, she runs like a dream.

she is faster, never cuts out and holds her revs perfectlly!

 

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