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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

-Mandey

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  • iheartrobots Mar 17, 2009

    SWEET JESUS, I FIGURED IT OUT!!!! haha man, you can't even imagine how relieved I am..



    ok, after alllllll of that trouble, I bought a $7.00 coolant temp. sensor and not only did the car start beautifully, the codes for the metering valve have all been cleared!! The engine light is no longer on and so hopefully I finally have a super awesome car to drive again. :) Thanks for everyone's help!! I really appreciate it, and I am not sure why the code for the coolant temp sensor never showed up?? I just finally took a guess and went with it after replacing even more than what was listed in my previous comment above.

  • passatsyncro May 11, 2010

    i wish that car was near by so i could see what it is doing. Please, if you can get a code from any system., scan all control units, please respond. Almost sounds like an immobilizer fault, need to know if the symbol on dash is flashing a key/car symbol, but, if the engine runs, immobilizer may not be the issue

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It could possibly be a problem with you pcm, (computer)

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