i have a VW Polo which is giving problems. I travelled for about 10kms and parked. After 15mins i started it, raved once and the engine shut off. What could be the problem here?

Asked by Oct 09, 2015 at 08:49 AM about the 2002 Volkswagen Polo

Question type: General

4 Answers

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there could be one of many issues. What exactly did it do when you started it and did it do it again when you tried restarting it?

When i started it, the engine switched on and when i pressed the accelerator pedal it raved once and switched off. An auto mechanic looked at it and is saying the car has a shot wire hence why it is switching off. A fuse linked to the computer box is blowing once the engine is switched on.

Answer to you question, it kept on shutting off once swtched on and raved once.

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ok yea that sounds like a short. to rectify find the wire that is shorting and repair or replace it.

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