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2001 passat: Hard starting..Vw..Smell gas..spark,Good compression

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Hard starting Vw 2001 passat. Smell gas, plug has spark,
Good compression. ANy suggestions ?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: VW
Expert:  Dan replied 6 years ago.

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If you have good spark then this means you have too much fuel which is often caused by a failed engine coolant temp sensor. Is the check engine light on? If so, what codes? Thanks.

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Changint the sensor did not do the trick. Asking two of the most respected shops in Appleton they thought I was nuts we got it started !
Expert:  Dan replied 6 years ago.
SO is it running good now? How did you get it started?