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My car do not start

I have a 01 passat the engine turns as I turn the ignition key but it just make a wiring noise and do not start at all.

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Hope this gives an idea where to look.
For an engine to run, you need three things to happen inside the engine, compression, fuel and ignition, without any one of these components the engine will not run. Follow the repair guide below:

http://www.2carpros.com/first_things/car_cranks_but_wont_start.htm

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