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a2gtinut
12-21-2010, 12:22 PM
99 with AEB, sometimes after letting car sit for few day. Engine will crank and after many tries fires up. Seems like spark/fule issue since I can smell raw fuel from exhaust.
Is this ignition module?

seanj130
12-21-2010, 12:24 PM
Battery.

Best regards,
Sean.

VR6Bomber
12-21-2010, 12:33 PM
^ and starter cranks with magic?

Sounds like ignition, coils.
Have someone crank the car and check the plugs for spark if possible if it isn't starting at all.
Or just get a vag com on there

seanj130
12-21-2010, 02:05 PM
, sometimes after letting car sit for few day. Engine will crank and after many tries fires up.

I just went through this problem. Go to Autozone, have them test your battery (for free) and see what the result is. Once it is up and running, then you turn it off for a few minutes, do you have a problem getting it to start again?

What happens if you clean your battery terminals and get a jump from another car (ensuring a good connection)? does it start with out the many tries?

Best regards,
Sean.

seanj130
12-21-2010, 02:09 PM
^ and starter cranks with magic?

When the battery is very low (sitting for a few days on an old battery) it will have just enough power to crank a few times, but when it comes to starting it cranks many times slowly then may or may not fire.

Best regards,
Sean.

a2gtinut
12-22-2010, 05:40 AM
once again, there are no issue with battery or starter. That part works fine, but what seems like it gets flooded on initial crank. This is happens only once in blue moon. There were never stored codes.

seanj130
12-22-2010, 09:55 AM
Sorry, the way you described the problem, after the car sits for a few days, leads me to believe that your battery is not good.

Best regards,
Sean.

a4_1.8t_01
12-22-2010, 08:29 PM
Check fuses for pcm/ coils. Im not sure on the number but its a 20amp. Might be 28 or 32. I bet it is blown. Can be caused by shorted coils or the wiring.

walky_talky20
12-22-2010, 08:33 PM
I don't think it is a fuse issue, as the car will actually run after many starting attempts.

I'd check the spark first. See if you are getting spark during the time it won't start. Other than that, I was thinking perhaps a coolant temp sensor issue. Next time it does it, you can try unplugging the CTS and see if that makes a difference.

stack
12-23-2010, 06:16 AM
floor it and start it