1990 vw golf starts then stalls on 1990 Volkswagen Golf

my 1990 vw golf starts for 5-7 seconds then stalls out. smells like its getting fuel, it is getting spark and fuel pump sounds like its working. when i step on the gas pedal, it doesn't help to keep it going.

by in Metuchen, NJ on September 08, 2010
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ANSWER by , July 12, 2011
Hello, My 1990 Jetta did this once and drove me craze. Like you I checked fuel pressure to be good and spark on plugs. However The spark which I though was good enough turned out to be leak and simple replacing the ignition wires, caps and rotor solved the problem. The car now starts up with one click. Hope this helps for you as well.