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Mike Kelly, Auto Service Technician
Category: Car
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Experience:  17 years experience as an auto mechanic, foreign and domestic. 5 years running my own repair business.
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vw golf 1600 azd engine 2001 on occasion bad starting and strong

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vw golf 1600 azd engine 2001 90%of the time the car starts first time on occasion bad starting and strong smell of petrol

Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Mike Kelly replied 4 years ago.
Hi,my name is mike and I will assist you with your question.
The issue that you are describing is a failing fuel injector. The fuel injector can be electrically failing or mechanically failing. If the injector is mechanically failing the sprayers are not spraying at times,if the injector is electrically failing it would be shorting at times and not spraying. The fuel injectors needs to be balance tested to determine the failing injector.