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1985 jetta with deisel will not start with the key?

I can pop start jetta after pulling it for a short distance and it will run just fine and idle forever with no problems. If I try to start it with the key it will crank forever as long as the battery holds up but will not start; even if it was just running. I have taken the fuel line off the filter to see if it was getting fuel while trying to start with key and it did not. Does anyone have any suggestions on what I can do to fix me problem?

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    Mike Butler May 11, 2010

    What happens when you spray "quick start" in the intake, does it fire up & stay running, or just quit shortly after?



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