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Hello, I'm Jason. I will do my best to answer your question quickly and accurately using the information you have provided.
Did you replace the cam and crank sensors because you were seeing codes related to them?
no i came across posts on a forum indicating this may be the issue I am throwing no codes
How many miles on the car, and when was the timing belt (complete job) done?
115000 and i have no idea i purchased the car used
Also, when you mention no codes, is this with a generic OBDII scanner, or Vag-Com/VCDS?
You're going to need to check to see if you have fuel pressure first. Then pull one or both upper timing belt covers to see if the belt is slack or missing teeth
Also, when you bought the car, was it running?
just would like to mention that the car ran fine pulled it into the garage for the night went out next day and just cranks. i have removed the lines from the injector rails and there is fuel present
yes it purred like a kitten
Ok, does it sound any different while cranking?
how do you mean
meaning, does it sound like it's spinning over faster than normal, like there's a change in engine compression?
i would have to say no it does sound like it wants to fire but it is not
I'd really recommend checking the belt
With unknown replacement history, it's overdue for breakage
obviously, check for spark also
ok I am not an idiot when it comes to cars but with the coil packs on this car how do you check for spark without damage
no problem. It's a bit tough on these, since the coils are part of a loom
which means unbolt the coil pack loom from the valve cover, pull the coils out, then plug the front coil back in, stick a spark plug in it end, hold it to a ground and crank the engine over
2 people are necessary here
but these cars rarely lose spark
lastly can the timing belt simply break after car was driven and than not change
sorry my page was not scrolled don
ok i was not sure if you could check for spark the old fashion way
The belt can break, as it's stressed the highest during a cold start
well you have given me some direction and I at least have a staring point
the upper belt covers are easy
T30 torx screws.....3 of them, I believe, per side
if no spark is present is this the ECU?
ECUs hardly ever fail in these. There would be another cause, but one that would require some multimeter testing.
Just checked a picture I took yesterday....upper belt covers are 2 bolts
yeah I figured it was that big of a job
The belt job is huge, requires a few special tools, and fearlessness
no doubt well i think that we have gone as far as we can unless you have anything that you think you can ad
Those are the two majors
I wish you well with it
thanks and I appreciate this service