Question about 2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI
I have a 2000 vw jetta. i drove it to the store, round trip it was about 7 to 10 miles. when i got home i pulled in the drive way like normal. around 15 to 20 min later i got in my car to leave & it would not start.the motor turns over but it will not start. i disconected the the gas line & turned on the key & gas came out, so i know it atleast is getting some gas but it will not start. it doesnt even try to start, the motor just turns over & over. i checked all the fuses & they all seam fine. i wanted to know what would be the best way to check for spark with minamal tools, or mabey someone can give me a hint on what else i could check to fix this problume... please help, this is my only other car, my truck is in the shop for another week.. thank u I am driving a 2003 jetta tdi wagon. It has been not starting very well the past while and now wont start at all. It just turns the engine over but wont actually start. no check engine light, no codes, and the key lock light goes out.... anything???
Ok inot to familiar with vw however if its a diesel motor then it runs on glow plugs i would belive that , that would be the problem. (atleast with semi's) however if you do have spark plugs to check for spark pull the spark plug with that goes from the ignition pack to the distributer cap, (the distributer caps main feed in not out) have a friend start the car, let the wire hang in view and look to see if a spark emits if no spark comes then it could be the distributer. the rotor in the distributer cap, or a busted timming belt...Anoyther way to test for spark is to pull a plug from the head, re-connect it to the spark plug wire that it was connected to, take a screw driver or something , wait a butter knife is the best tool actually, put it on the end of the spark plugs head, rest the butter knife on top of the alternator or anywher you can geta good ground(non-painted surfaces) and hold the the spark plug wire on the rubber part pushing the head of the plug on the butter knife which is on a good ground and turn the car over, just a couple times not really trying to start the car just a couple revolutions and look for a spark..if no spark is seen then the above problems are true for this problem......If you are getting spark, then you need to check your fuel pressurecontroll modulator , i believe its called, its the last gateway b4 fuel is disspursed through the injectors...let me know if this was helpfull.
Posted on May 19, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Very difficult. You have to open the inside access door on the drivers side, remove the amp and wheel well cover, pinch the tabs and the bulb cluster will release. The taillight assembly is bolted from inside of the car, so it can't be done outside.
Posted on Sep 25, 2009
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