View Full Version : Car wont start! HELP PLEASE!

10-30-2008, 11:51 AM
So this morning I went to start my car and it didnt... So I throw a CEL about a week ago and I drove it around fine on sunday, then left for school monday morning. I came back yesterday and used a borrowed v-checker to check the codes this is what i came up with:

Now I go to start the car this morning and it turns over it just doesnt fire up. I thought it might be the battery so I jumped it and it did nothing.

Any help here!?! I would greatly appreciate it! Maybe camshaft sensors idk?

10-30-2008, 11:55 AM
Check the fuel pump, fuel pump fuse, and fuel pump relay. No expert, but seems the proper route. It just seems that you are not getting any fuel.

10-30-2008, 12:21 PM
i would say fuel also, if not then spark. check those first and you can then start the process of elimination

10-30-2008, 01:01 PM
How should I go about checking the fuel pump and the fuel relay? Just check the connection and make sure everything is in place?

10-30-2008, 05:30 PM
bump. Anyone? please i need help.

The fuel pump is located behind the rear passenger side seat, in the trunk correct?

Where is the fuel relay located?

10-30-2008, 05:51 PM
what year/engine?

10-30-2008, 06:44 PM
oh yeah sorry that would help 2000 1.8T

10-30-2008, 06:48 PM
Here is a link (http://www.mediafire.com/?xzhbw04j9bh) to download the repair manual. It will come in handy. I do not feel like searching it, but in my Bentley manual there is a section on how to check the fuel pump relay. So, the manual in the link should also have it.

10-31-2008, 12:44 PM
Thank you! One question it says to use VAS5051 or VAG1551. sorry for the noob question but what are these? Is it just the regular VAG-COM or what. It says I need these to run the output test. any light on this subject would help. thanks again!

10-31-2008, 12:59 PM
Yes, those are titles of the Audi diagnostic equipment. Regular vag should work.

11-06-2008, 10:27 PM
Just an update for future searchers, since most people dont update and say how they fixed their problems.

So i checked the fuses first, they were all good. btw fuses 28,29 and 34. Then i checked the fuel pump connections and they were all good. then i went to the fuel pump relay. i unplugged it and wiped of the prongs and plugged it back in. I started the car and it actually fired up, but it was not a healthy start by any means.

So i drove it to the shop and found out it was a temp sensor in the cylinder that figures out whether to start the car lean or rich. So we replaced that and now it starts fine.

Hope this helps other people in the future!