The car will start and idle for a few seconds and then die if you hit the gas it won't even start

Asked by Nov 05, 2014 at 10:24 PM about the 1987 Volkswagen GTI 1.8L 16V 2-Door FWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

The more you turn the key on and off with out starting it the longer it will run

1 Answer

12,675

sounds like either a bad fuel pump or a cloged fuel filter. But i would start with the airways up front first. Check your air filter and MAF (mass air flow sensor) and make sure its not dirty. then check to make sure all your plugs are good but im preaty sure this sounds fuel related so my first two suggests would be the place to start and the fuel filter is the cheapest thing to replace first and may solve your issue.

Your Answer:

Volkswagen GTI Experts

  • #1
    case
    Reputation
    1,400
  • #2
    sactocharlie56
    Reputation
    550
  • #3
    Daragh
    Reputation
    490
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Volkswagen Golf
60 Great Deals out of 4,771 listings starting at $1,700
Used Volkswagen Jetta
510 Great Deals out of 28,774 listings starting at $1,653
Used Honda Civic
497 Great Deals out of 45,161 listings starting at $1,150
Used BMW 3 Series
1,053 Great Deals out of 30,235 listings starting at $900
Used Ford Mustang
297 Great Deals out of 40,392 listings starting at $1,312
Used Volkswagen Passat
458 Great Deals out of 23,088 listings starting at $499
Used Honda Accord
713 Great Deals out of 103,652 listings starting at $999

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Volkswagen GTI For Sale
2,659 listings starting at $21,235
2017 Volkswagen GTI For Sale
8 Great Deals out of 329 listings starting at $16,399
2016 Volkswagen GTI For Sale
13 Great Deals out of 307 listings starting at $14,855
2015 Volkswagen GTI For Sale
18 Great Deals out of 641 listings starting at $12,500
2014 Volkswagen GTI For Sale
76 listings starting at $9,999

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.