Car dies when it's stopped

Asked by Sep 12, 2016 at 03:00 PM about the 2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

ANY IDEAS?????????

My car runs fine while I'm driving, but here
lately, like if I'm stopped at a redlight or
stop signs, my car will die.

I can turn it right back on and drive away
like there's nothing wrong? It only happens
when my car is at an idle, but driving wise
it's fine no problems.
Does anyone have any ideas what it could
be???? I have a 03 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0

2 Answers


You may have a bad throttle positioning sensor. TPS or a vacuum leak. Check vacuum hoses for cracks first.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

check your crank cases hoses for clogs or breaks this is the likely suspect for this issue.

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