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Car will start but will only run for about 20 seconds

I am able to start my car but it will not continue to run. I can rev the engine to 4000 RPM's but the engine will die after about 15 to 20 seconds. The car has always made a buzzing noise when you open the door. It no longer makes that noise. I assume that this is a fuel pump or the fuse for a fuel pump. I would welcome any advise you have. The car I have is a 2004 Touareg.



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I had the same situation on my 2004 Touareg. The problem is the Fuel Pump. The Touareg has two. A primary and secondary. The primary on yours has gone out. The secondary is to assist with starts and secondary throttle driving situations like pulling a load or having a bit of fun in OD or sport mode. The part alone should run you about $350.00. However the tank has to be dropped from the vehicle to replace it. Should take no longer than 2 days max at a dealership. Mine was a one day job.

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In first instance I would check the imobilise. It cuts of the engine becouse system thinks that the vehicle was jacked. Door/light swiches causes it for quite a few vehicles. Ensure that door sensor is connected and operating properly.

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