We own a 2002 TT QUATTRO 1.8 TURBO, 180BHP.
Recently she began spluttering on start up but a tap on the accelerator would clear the splutter and the car would run normally until she died and would not start at all.
I could not hear the fuel pump cutting in so checked the relevant fuse and relay working
my way back I checked that power was reaching the pump and established that the pump was not motoring. Not unreasonably I fitted a new pump.
As part of routine service I also fitted new plugs and air filter, cleaned the MAF and fitted a new CTS just because I had a spare.
I visually inspected the timing belt and could see no evidence of cracks,splits or missing teeth.
Battery was charged overnight and reads 13.5 volts across the terminals.
Car still won't start, checked for sparks all OK. I am getting fuel to the fuel rail as fuel
jets out if the car is cranked over with the fuel pressure doofer pulled out.
If fuel is squirted into the intake the engine starts and will respond to the throttle until
that charge is exhausted.
The only thing I have noticed s that the fuel gauge
does not work since the new pump was fitted. I think this means that I may have jammed the sensor arm fitting the pump
but I don't think that could cause the no start situation as I candefinately hear the pump working.
I'm atouch baffled. HELP!