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My son ran the TDI bone dry of desiel fuel and now it will not start

Re ran the car out of desiel and then he ran teh battery down. I put in new desile and battery, but all I hear is some clicky noise by on the fuel pump/ejector mounted onthe side of the engine. Sounds like if there is no fuel in the system the car will not allow teh starter to turn over the motor.

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Not shore about VW's but on a GM diesel there is a priming procedure that has to be done.
if there is no manual primer try turning the car to the on position (with the engine off) and wait for five seconds and do this at least five times wait for 30 seconds with the key off and then turn the key to on wait five seconds then start.

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