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How do i find out about my fuel injection on a 1988 fox. The car

The car was driven and parked 2 years ago. I t starts when i put gas in the cylinders. However it runs dry. there is no fuel going into the engine. Does this system need bleeding? How can i find out if the fuel pump is working. Etc etc any and all help will be much appreciated

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Your volkswagen has an external fuel pump under the car near the tank... the filter shold also be mounted there... They are on a timer, they will actuate during engine cranking... Have someone crank the engine (as in trying to start it) and you should be able to hear the pump operate... if it doesn't , check for power with a test light... the polarity is typically marked on bosch pumps... if you have power, and no pump sound.... u need a pump. CIS injection systems turn to **** when they sit a long time, drain the tank (alot of german cars have drain plugs, or take the hose at the pump off and put fresh fuel in it...

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