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Fran

Fran 3/17/2014

1996 Volkswagen Passat GLS 4 Cyl 2.0L

Engine

WHY DOES MY CAR CUT OFF GOING UP HILL?

WHEN WE CRANK THE CAR UP IT IDLES FINE. WHILE DRIVING IT CUTS OFF 99.9% OF THE GOING UP HILL. IT WILL CRANK BACK UP BUT SOMETIMES WE HAVE TO PUSH THE CAR TO LEVEL GROUND BEFORE IT WILL CRANK. WE HAVE REPLACED THE MASTER AIRFLOW SENSOR, OXYGEN SENSOR NUMBER 1, IDLER PULLEY, BATTERY, BATTERY CABLES, FUEL FILTER, AIR FILTER, OIL CHANGE, SPARK PLUGS AND WIRES, TIRES, BRAKE PADS, ROTATORY. WE HAVE SPENT 1000+ ON THIS CAR WE HAVE HAD THE CODES CLEARED OUT WHICH WAS THE MASTER AIRFLOW AND OXYGEN SENSOR NUMBER 1 THE ONLY THING THAT COMES UP NOW IS LOW FUEL PRESSURE. COULD THIS BE THE FUEL PUMP. PLEASE THE PART IS 400 AT THE AUTO PART PLACE AND DONT WANT TO REPLACE IT IF IT IS NOT THE PROBLEM. PLEASE HELP. AND THANK YOU IN ADVANCE.

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Jimm

Jimm 3/17/2014

The issue seems to be related to the low fuel pressure - faulty fuel pressure regulator, faulty fuel pump.

The parts are readily available from these many on-line sources, www.partsgeek.com, www.rockauto.com, www.discountautoparts.com, www.autopartswarehouse.com, www.jcwhitney.com - to list only a few possibilities.
In fact, they (RockAuto) list the fuel pump from around $35.00 and the fuel pressure regulator from around $33.00 for your vehicle.

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