1993 Golf GL III, automatic:
Engine size: 2.0 Date on door 5/1993
I have an intermittent problem, in the morning my car will start fine, idle fine and drive well for about six blocks, but then it suddenly bogs down and goes sluggish like it is not getting gas or not firing correctly. It has not stalled completely, it just bogs down and giving it gas does not do much. I can barely coax the car to my destination about a mile away.
The weird part: A few hours later when I leave this location my car runs fine, starts fine, drives fine and I have no problems the rest of the day. Thus, I only have this problem in the morning, otherwise the car runs great.
Question: Could there be a sensor that is reading incorrectly in the morning, but is fine after it warms up? Perhaps the sensor is messing up the air/gas mixture. Any ideas would be appreciated.
NOTE: My check engine light is on, but I have not figured out how to pull the codes. In the middle console, above the ash tray behind two unused button panels, I have two diagnostic connectors, one black and one white (see photo). I think they may be 2x2 connectors, perhaps OBD1, but I am not sure.
- I have heard a jumper cable can be used to get the codes to blink, but I have not found any documentation to confirm that for this year and model.
- I am also not sure if an OBD2 scanner could read this codes if I use an 16 pin adapter. If anyone has input on pulling codes, either using a jumper or scanner, it would be appreciated. My local auto parts stores will not pull the codes.
Any input would be great. Thank you.