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Old June 6th, 2020, 06:10   #1
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: South Lyon, Michigan
TDI(s): 2009
Default 09 CR died on the highway, crank no fire - Accessory belt broken

Good Morning,

I was driving back last night on the highway, when a sudden loss of power occured, and I had it towed.

Brief SES/CEL code, but when scanned (with a cheap scan tool), no codes present.

Cranks, no fire; Shows Engine RPM while cranking ((200-230RPM) with cheap handheld scan tool)

Fuel pump fuse looks good, Sounds like it has compression while cranking.

System voltage is 12.0 at rest

Timing belt was done ~20k miles ago, and only thing that I could find wrong, was the accessory belt failed, and some play in the idler pulley. (alternator/Generator and AC).The Alternator/Generator spins freely, so the Generator didn't lock up.

Would losing that accessory belt cause a "limp mode", then since the generator isn't spinning while cranking, keep it from firing?

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Old June 6th, 2020, 06:23   #2
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That wouldn't keep it from firing. There's plenty of stories of people getting their timing belt changed, but the person who did it not doing it right and the belt breaking or skipping time, which can be verified by removing the timing cover and inspecting, then having someone crank while you look.
With the common rail car, you'll need to check high pressure fuel as well. Should be able to check with vag-com but not sure if a cheapy reader will do that.

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