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2005 Volkswagen Golf GL 2dr HB Manual

2005 Volkswagen Golf
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Front Wheel Drive, 2 Door HB, Compact
24 mpg city / 31 mpg hwy
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October 10, 2012, 10:43 am


Question: VW Golf wont turn over

Hello, my VW 2003 2.0 Golf won't turn over. I was having intermediate loss of fuel problems while driving over 50mph until I would drop to the next gear and the fuel supply would reengage. When my car would not turn over last week I thought the pump finally went out worst case or a simple fuse for the pump easiest fix. I started with the fuse and worked my way down the line ( changed pressure regulator, relay switch, fuel filter and finally fuel pump ) call still does not turn over. I took out my starter yesterday and took it to auto zone and had it tested, it passed. I am kind of at a loss of what to check next. I checked the coil pack box and it looks fine, could it be the timing belt? Compression problem? Is there somethng I am forgetting?

October 18, 2012, 6:32 pm

Ron W
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If you mean the car cranks, but won't start I would suspect the crank position sensor may be bad.

It sends out the RPM signal to the PCM. If it is bad, there is no RPM signal, and the PCM will not command the injectors to fire. Easiest way to see if it works is to hook up a scantool and crank the engine. Monitor the datastream for RPM. If you see RPM then the sensor is working, if it reads zero RPM, then there is a problem with the Crank Position Sensor circuit.

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