Jetta sputtering when i stop and struggles to take off when i give it gas...What can it be?

165

Asked by Jan 11, 2012 at 01:06 PM about the 2000 Volkswagen Jetta GL

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

i have a 2000 jetta 2.0 ... when i stop at a red after a few minutes of driving its starts shaking like it wants to shut off but it doesnt and when you give it gas to take off it struggles too go and then it kicks in ....i had it diagnosed and it read maf sensor and coil pack and piston 2 and 4 mis fire ...so i changed the coil and the maf sensor also did a full tune up oil, spark plugs and wires etc. i also changed the fuel filter but the problem still exsist ....what else can it possibly be?

6 Answers

35

Had the same problem with my Wifes 2.0. Remembered one Golden rule about VW's...Only run Bosch electrical componants. Anything in the ignition must be Bosch as they have internal resistors in each componant, Cheaper aftermarket parts don't. Never seen a good platinum plug yet and I have a plug tester for checking aircraft plugs and have seen them all fail starting at 3,500 rpm. Run the standard Bosch. Also did you flush the fuel line before installing the new fuel filter to get all the junk out of the line? (get a sample when you do this in a clean glass mason jar, close it up and let it sit for 24 hours and check for sediment, water and phase separation) And lastly don't run Ethanol. None of my 8 vehicles can run that junk. Hope this helps. Good Luck

3 out of 3 people think this is helpful.
195

could be something with the fuel injection.... throttle body or injectors kaput?

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.
2,505

When this is happening ,is the check engine lamp on and flashing?If it's flashing it's an indication of a serious problem,such as a misfire which is what this sounds like,a quick test for the secondary ignition system(coil pack,plugs and wires)is to get a spray bottle with water and soak down the wires and coil pack, if the wires are weak and have carbon tracked to ground the water will accelerate this process.It's very common to have one wire start arcing out at the coil pack,when this happens you replace the coil pack and wires ,and pull out and inspect the spark plugs for excessive wear.When I replace these items I will use some silicone dielectric grease on the ends of the wires ,both at the coil and the plugs,besides insuring a good connection ,it also lubes the boots making installation easier.You will need a scan tool that is capable of clearing the codes and resetting the throttle housing,P0300,301,302,303,304 are all misfire codes!good luck with it,I will answer what I can for you.

6 out of 6 people think this is helpful.
20

"Busch only" is a common misconception with VW's. In '96 VW started using NGK plugs. Both my wife's 2000 2.0 Jetta and my 2001 1.8L Turbo Passat had VW/NGK branded plugs when I went to replace them. Talk to a VW dealership parts counter guy he'll tell you the same.

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.
20

*Bosch

30

I have a 2005 VW Jetta GLI with the 1.8l turbo, what is the best spark plug to use?

3 out of 3 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Jetta

Looking for a Used Jetta in your area?

CarGurus has 38,071 nationwide Jetta listings starting at $1,250.

ZIP:

Search Volkswagen Jetta Questions

Volkswagen Jetta Experts

#1 Goodwrench707
Goodwrench707
Reputation 2,170
#2 Deathjam4
Deathjam4
Reputation 1,630
#3 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,350
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Volkswagen Passat
238 Great Deals out of 23,235 listings starting at $999
Used Honda Civic
516 Great Deals out of 89,847 listings starting at $1,299
Used Volkswagen GTI
84 Great Deals out of 6,526 listings starting at $2,000
Used Volkswagen Golf
33 Great Deals out of 2,613 listings starting at $1,850
Used Honda Accord
790 Great Deals out of 88,192 listings starting at $1,150
Used Toyota Corolla
716 Great Deals out of 73,207 listings starting at $1,950
Used BMW 3 Series
969 Great Deals out of 33,695 listings starting at $1,000
Used Toyota Camry
850 Great Deals out of 90,973 listings starting at $249
Used Audi A4
185 Great Deals out of 10,891 listings starting at $700
Used Nissan Altima
877 Great Deals out of 80,282 listings starting at $1,800
Used Volkswagen Beetle
136 Great Deals out of 8,997 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford Focus
537 Great Deals out of 57,043 listings starting at $800

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Volkswagen Jetta For Sale
7 Great Deals out of 21,436 listings starting at $10,399
2016 Volkswagen Jetta For Sale
67 Great Deals out of 2,138 listings starting at $8,991
2015 Volkswagen Jetta For Sale
62 Great Deals out of 3,273 listings starting at $7,310
2014 Volkswagen Jetta For Sale
104 Great Deals out of 4,076 listings starting at $5,795
2013 Volkswagen Jetta For Sale
59 Great Deals out of 1,596 listings starting at $4,994