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2002 tdi bug will not start

Was running fine. next morning started hard, next morning would not start. Bled the lines and fuel squirts up a foot when the line is loose at the injector. Will start on ether or wd 40 but not continue running. engine has only 33k. Turns over fast, glow light goes on. starts on ether. will not continue running even though there is plenty of fuel to the injectors. Now what do I do?
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Don't use ether in a diesel!!!!!! My bet is the fuel pump. Either a fuse is blown or your pump is bad. VW do not have to be bled like other diesels. Your ether expieriment let you know it runs so it is a fuel problem.

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