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1996 Volkswagen Cabrio Question: wont start



jesse010, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, Hayward, CA, May 28, 2010, 16:36

ok so the car was working perfect untill it rained. the car has a cone air filter and water got into my intake. so i pulled the plugs out to get the water out. after this ran perfect for about a week then started reving up by itself. so i would just give a little gas and it would go away. then one day it just died on me... i have spark and fuel pump is working. not sure if throttle body or air flow sensor might have gone out. any ideas what it might be...?

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    May 28, 2010, 16:43

    Need to check for codes in your computer to see if a sensor is out. That is where I would start.

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    jesse010, May 28, 2010, 16:45

    ok thanks.

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    Visitor, December 12, 2010, 15:44

    Have Had the same problem.
    The car seems to be flooded when it happens. My Mechanic replaced the Distrubtor cap and changed the spark plugs. I still steer clear of puddles, but the car doesn't die when it goes through them anymore. Write me if I can help any.

    David R. in Arkadelphia

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