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98 VW GOLF 2.0 will not start

Hi, just got a golf off a friend and it won't start. There is power to everything but the fuel pump, wires seem to be good.. what could cause the fuel pump not to work and how can it be fixed? I was reading on other forums that the vw has a security system that activates if the battery was disconnected for a long time, the battery has been disconnected for approx. a week, would this cause the problem? How can that be fixed without going to a dealer as the nearest one is 2 hours away from here.

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  • robynsd Jun 25, 2009

    fuses and battery are good.. power to everything else but the pump

  • coqui_pr738
    coqui_pr738 Jul 21, 2012

    is no start with the keys but start buy the relay

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Did you check the fuses? is the battery voltage over 12volts? did you check something else for power with the same ground you used for the fuel pump test?

Posted on Jun 24, 2009

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    Aaron Murchison Jun 25, 2009

    well now you have to move along the power wire for pump. trace it back the the next connector and check for power there. you can even start from the back of the fuse panel at the fuel pump fuse.

    there may be a break it the wire or a loose connection or corosion.



    good luck

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