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2001 VW Beetle TDI---has fuel--no start

TDI working fine---took into city to have tires rotated. When Mech came to start car to rotate tires---car would spin over, but would not start. I have had this thing all apart. The timing is correct, fuel to fuel distributor, relay109 OK, ohm reading on fuel quanity sender in fuel distributor is high--should be between 4 to 7 ohm, this one reads 11.1 ohm, all other senders read correctly. The first thing I tried was I disconnected the wire from the fuel shut off, because I was not getting 12 volt to the unit. I applied 12v direct from battery, heard sender click, still no start. When checking the fuel shut off--you read nothing with the ignition on and wire hooked up to sender.. If you remove the wire from sender, and check the wire to ground---you read 8.6 volts. I cannot believe what a pile of ---- this car is. Who could build something that works fine one moment, then completely dies. Ah yes--ADOLF. Is there anything that could be broken inside the fuel distributor? Is there any valves that could be stuck? I have taken the fuel shut off out, and it works fine with 12v. When I crank engine over---no fuel at injectors. Perhaps it is the ECM. What a bunch of crap these things are. Computers have no business in cars. The enviroment is too harsh. This car is a 2001, but only has 65,000 miles on it. Has run like a top until now. I am going to get VAGCOM software, use my laptop, and figure this thing out. I have half a mind to put a mechanical fuel distributor on this car. At least those are trouble free until they get 300,000 miles on it. Very frustrated soon not to be VW owner.

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Try replacing the fuel filter,the cause may be low fuel pressure.

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