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It will hit after cranking it but dies right away, 1998

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It will hit after cranking it but dies right away
JA: What is the model/year of your VW?
Customer: 1998 jetta TDI
JA: Are you fixing your Jetta yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: yes I am I had to replace the injection pump because it was leaking. I also replaced the timing belt and all belts sence I was in there. I also replaced the glow plug relay (109)
JA: How many miles are on the timing belt? Have you ever had to change it before?
Customer: Yes I have changed it before there was only 60,000 on my old belt
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: The check engine light doesn't come on when I first turn the key on
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: VW
Expert:  Wolfgang replied 11 months ago.

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Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Expert:  Wolfgang replied 11 months ago.

ok on the 109 relay do you feel a click when the ignition turned on?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
There is a click in the 109 relay. The glow plug light goes out quickly
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
the check engine light does not light at all when you turn the key on
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
These are my OBD codes
I tried to start the engine with out the air box installed. I have installed the air cleaner box and hooked up the plug and the vacuum line. And still wont run
Expert:  Wolfgang replied 11 months ago.

ok what happens if you spray for 3 secs carburetor cleaner in the intake and crank over to see if you have anything.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
nothing changes it still cranks for while then fires a few times and dies
Expert:  Wolfgang replied 11 months ago.

hey sorry for the delay . if you loosen all 4 injector pipes at the injectors and crank how much fuel squirts in legnth while cranking?