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I have a 2005 VW Passat that won’t start it did a little…

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I have a 2005 VW Passat that won’t start it did a little shutter/ rough running just before it quit. It turns over but seems like it is not getting fuel.

Mechanic's Assistant: Has the vehicle turned into a gas hog? And how does it start -- same as usual?

No I wouldn’t say I have noticed that is is burning through anymore fuel. And it turns over just like normal just doesn’t fire.

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Passat yourself? What have you tried so far?

Yes. I have changed the fuel filter so far. I thought maybe the last place I filled up had bad fuel or something so I thought I would start there.

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VW Mechanic: Wolfgang, VW Master Technician replied 4 months ago
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I do need a vin # to get the factory info to assist.

Thanks

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
WVWAE63BX5P060100
VW Mechanic: Wolfgang, VW Master Technician replied 4 months ago

ok you have a diesel.

when you changed the filter did you fill the filter with fuel?

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VW Mechanic: Wolfgang, VW Master Technician replied 4 months ago

ok what we need to make sure that the transfer pump from the tank to the fuel filter is working.

i need you to remove the 2 clamped hoses of the fuel filter and have a jar under the openings of the 2 hoses disconnected and have a second person crank the vehicle do you have fuel coming out of one of the hoses?

keep me in the loop

thanks

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
there is fuel coming out of one.
VW Mechanic: Wolfgang, VW Master Technician replied 4 months ago

did you scan the car for codes?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
No because engine light was not on at any time.
VW Mechanic: Wolfgang, VW Master Technician replied 4 months ago

ok when you turn the key on does the check engine light come on in the dash?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
it does.
VW Mechanic: Wolfgang, VW Master Technician replied 4 months ago

even though no check engine light come on that would be the next step to see if the computer caught something that is not in range

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Ok. I’ll check and see if it throws any codes. I’ll get back to you.
VW Mechanic: Wolfgang, VW Master Technician replied 4 months ago

great

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I checked for codes it says no codes found.
VW Mechanic: Wolfgang, VW Master Technician replied 4 months ago

next need to check if the timing belt is not broken. this is kinda hard to see due to the compact and restriction of room you need to pop the timing cover off and have another crank the vehicle and see if the belt is broken and is not missing any teeth .

if ok then a special fuel pressure gage is needed to check the high pressure pump . the pressure spec must be minimum 147 psi or 10 bar. this gage is a VW special tool .

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Ok. I’ll try and check this out tomorrow. Thanks I’ll be in touch.
VW Mechanic: Wolfgang, VW Master Technician replied 4 months ago

ok

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