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Old April 3rd, 2018, 10:04   #1
nomorotors
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Default Another B5 Passat Crank No Start Issue

I searched quite a while and all the TDI no start issues resembling mine either had "no glow plug light" or "flashing glow plug light".

Here we go:

05 Passat TDI
Ran just fine...until it didn't.

Usually fires up with a bump of the key. The last time it ran, I bumped the key to the start position and released, but it didn't fire. Tried it a 2nd time and after turning over a couple times it fired up. I backed it out of my garage, shut it off and it hasn't fired since.

When I turn the key to the on position, I see all the normal lights on the dash. No CEL. Glow plug light comes on for a couple seconds like normal and I can hear the lift pump (new this year). When I try to start it, it turns over fine (good battery) but it never hits. Doesn't even act like it wants to start. FWIW, timing belt was replaced 15k miles ago by TDIClub approved mechanic.

I'll check the anti shutter valve when I get home this evening. Also, I'll put another fuel filter on it, just to rule that out although the current filter is recent.

I have a couple more TDI Passats, so I can swap some parts (relays, etc...) to help troubleshoot. Just need a little guidance.

Thank You,
-Jason
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