My 02 Jetta will start, has a rough idle and then dies

Asked by May 27, 2017 at 09:29 AM about the 2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8T

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

So I own an 02 jetta (1.8t) and I started it,
drove it to Walmart. Came out and tried to
start it again, it started but then died. I tried
it again and it did the same thing. I came
back later and tried one more time and it
kept wanting to die but It stayed running
long enough to get it home. Please help??

2 Answers

65

FIRST see if you have a spark going to each plug. If you have a cheap little lite that you put in series with the wire and plug it will tell you if a spark. I no spark, then change the plugs. If still no spark at a cylinder/s then check along plug to coil. You most liklely have a bad coil. If ignition ok, then check all you vacume lines for leaks. Then you have to see if your fuel injectors are firing. Good to have an OBD11 at this point. Then you have to check if you are getting proper fuel/air ratio.........All trouble shooting, but always start with getting a spark........Fixasalot4u

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Thanks a lot! Ill start troubleshooting

Your Answer

Volkswagen Jetta Experts

  • #1
    Goodwrench707
    Reputation
    2,400
  • #2
    Deathjam4
    Reputation
    1,860
  • #3
    Scott Sr.
    Reputation
    1,460
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Volkswagen Passat
359 Great Deals out of 23,459 listings starting at $900
Used Honda Civic
849 Great Deals out of 78,667 listings starting at $900
Used Volkswagen GTI
123 Great Deals out of 8,647 listings starting at $2,000
Used Honda Accord
1,029 Great Deals out of 63,283 listings starting at $999
Used Volkswagen Golf
80 Great Deals out of 5,261 listings starting at $1,500
Used Toyota Corolla
929 Great Deals out of 66,537 listings starting at $1,900
Used Toyota Camry
1,106 Great Deals out of 72,798 listings starting at $1,000
Used BMW 3 Series
1,042 Great Deals out of 31,743 listings starting at $1,000
Used Audi A4
312 Great Deals out of 10,885 listings starting at $1,500
Used Nissan Altima
1,143 Great Deals out of 75,113 listings starting at $999
Used Ford Focus
774 Great Deals out of 54,311 listings starting at $1,495

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Volkswagen Jetta For Sale
22 Great Deals out of 25,816 listings starting at $9,677
2016 Volkswagen Jetta For Sale
60 Great Deals out of 1,950 listings starting at $8,495
2015 Volkswagen Jetta For Sale
122 Great Deals out of 2,939 listings starting at $6,999
2014 Volkswagen Jetta For Sale
175 Great Deals out of 4,551 listings starting at $5,999
2013 Volkswagen Jetta For Sale
70 Great Deals out of 1,489 listings starting at $4,999

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.