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    Thread: Idles high or dies.

    1. 12-20-2018 12:20 AM #1
      So I put in a new fuel pump, timing belt and back flushed the heater last summer. Re timed the crank to cam and distributor. No matter what I do I just cannot get it to run right. I think I will have to find a specialty shop. Is there a chance I would have hocked up something wrong or disconnected something while flushing the heater core?

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      Aug 5th, 2002
      WA State
      TT225, 76 Dasher, 2014 Golf
      04-03-2019 02:51 PM #2
      Did you ever solve this?
      My first thought was a big vacuum leak. The large duct going to the throttle body is a good place to look, either it wasn't fastened all the way, (seated), or there is a split in it. Or other larger hoses.

    4. 04-30-2019 01:49 AM #3
      Got it running. Adjusted time and idle went down and ran great. Turned it off and put the front bumper back on and now just cranks.

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    6. 05-03-2019 11:46 PM #4
      So we requisitioned the distributor. Fires right up just need to figure out how to set the time and what if time should be then its off to get a full tank and hopefully pass emissions.

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