the car will not start or it will sputter sometimes and have a rough idle
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1998 Volkswagen Golf Question: rough start (sputtering)
Answer #1Bret Bodas from RepairPal Test Shop, March 12, 2010, 12:00Master
Start by checking the diagnostic trouble codes in your engine module, with these codes you can start to troubleshoot the issue. Without the codes, you can check for vacuum leaks or disconnected wires, but not much more.