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Driving 60mph power drops as though out of gas. Coast 2-300 yds pump gas pedal van back to normal. Now at home it starts then stalls, will only run 5-10 seconds. New plugs&wires distributor cap and rotor. Cleaned and wire brushed all ground points. Fuel filter less than 1 yr old. Gas tank 3/4 full. I can hear the fuel pump when Ignition is turned on. Vacuum lines intact and secured. Air filter new. Air flo meter internal flap moves freely.

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    Mike Smith Apr 23, 2012

    Hard to detect since its intermittent, local VW guy said to check the coil. Replaced coil and so far so good. I still have another occasional engine dying when I depress the clutch to downshift or slowing down to stop. Restart or pop the clutch and it starts immediately. VW mechanic suggested air control sensor may be failing after all its 27 yrs old and is original equipment. I will ck the throttle positioning sensor, thanks for the suggestion.



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Try running it with no fuel cap . i had same prob n vacuum pipe to tank was blocked

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Replace throttle postion sensor

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Signs of a bad fuel pressure regulator. the vehicle runs rough, the engine will not start usually in the mornings. many times engine starts but stalls shortly after starting. a bad regulator can result in fouled plugs. black soot on plugs, blake smoke from tailpipe, running rough, stalling. you could have residue in fuel tank and need to change fuel filter again. have a very good day !!

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