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2001 Audi A4 died in traffic and won't restart

My 2001 Audi A4 1.8T Avant's check engine light went on and started missing on one cylinder. I limped to my repair place and they told me to swap the coil pack on the bad cylinder to see if it was a bad coil, which it was. Replaced pack, problem solved, driving home, 2 miles away the engine died. Starter cranks strong and steady but will not start. Doesn't cough or even seem like it's getting a spark. I had AAA tow it back to the repair place and they sent for a new relay inside the ECM box. 2 days later, that wasn't the problem. Last I heard from them they were going to see if the fuel pump was working. I told him to check the fuse in the dash first and am afraid to call back again. Anybody out there with an idea?? Thanks, Charlie

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  • twofastphoto May 18, 2009

    Turns out it was a 99 cent fuse for the ECM in the dash fuse box. Only $80 to install it. 



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Tell to check the fuel pump fuse, and then the timing belt.

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