’88 Jetta CJG doesn’t start - engine gets flooded with gas. Suspect: ECCS?

Asked by Feb 17, 2008 at 07:25 PM about the 1988 Volkswagen Jetta

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Out of the blue, my ’88 Volkswagen Jetta CJG(4 door, gas, automatic, 1.8 L, 178,000 km) does not want to start anymore. Engine got flooded with gas. I dried it and tried again but same result – the engine gets flooded with gas. Could be the electronic computer command system that regulates the fuel injection?

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It could be, it could also be the fuel pressure regulator. I would have this checked out by a mechanic, have a pressure test run, and have function of related sensors and computer checked to eliminate other possibilities.

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Thank you, littlehorn. Does it have to be a VW specialist or any mechanic can run those checks?

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Hello Doprea, my similar Jetta appears to have the same problem. What did you find out about the diagnosis on yours?

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hello i have an 88 2 dr jetta with 1.8 liter engine it did the same thing it was the ecu i replaced it with one from the junkyard and after also replacing head gasket and changing oil soaked with fuel it started

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