2000 VW GTI 1.8 T - takes 3+ tries before starting!! help!!
Ok briefly, I've already checked the battery, the motor, had the codes read, fixed what the codes relayed, replaced 4 recalls today, paid to have the car inspected.. etc. etc. and still.. when I start the car it turns over but then nothing. After a couple attempts, it will start then immediately die even if i rev the engine, the engine does nothing. After a couple attempts of thaaaaat.. it will finally start and i can rev up the rpms until its at a constant state. I have already done an engine swap, replaced the timing belt and everything else i could possibly change. I have put over 15,000 dollars into the car and still im hopeless. Pleeeeease anything will help!! VW techs.. i beg you. haha
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do not cut into these wires. any real performance programmer will not require you to do this. these ones that tell you to cut into the IAT will ruin a $700 mass air flow meter, and do not do anything. all they do is try to trick the computer into thinking it is colder then it actually is, and to richen the fuel mixture, which will actually HURT performance and emissions because the air density does not match what the temp sensor is reading. the temp sensor is there for a reason!
It has to be the wrong code. You have to take in to the VW dealership, (because of so many stolen radios), they will have to verify your registration. Then they will remove your radio, get the serial number put it in to VW hub<( dealership only VW repair site), and retrieve the correct code. Even though the code shown is in your owners manual should have been the correct code sometimes radios get switched. Question at the end you said you pressed seek- did you hold the right lower arrow button, (scan), in till radio began to play?
Ok , ok. Give me some more information and we'll solve this. We're talking about a jetta TDI 2000 with an ALH engine code I figure.
#1 Do you have an faults recorded in the ECM like a check engine.
#2 Are you using synthetic oil 5W40 preferably Castrol?
#3 How old is your fuel filter?