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Old June 20th, 2011, 06:02   #1
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Default 2001 TDI Beetle lift pump

I have a 2001 Beetle that is not getting fuel to the fuel filter. The manual I have says the fuel pump fuse is 2-28 at 15amps. I do not have a fuse or fuse holder hardware at 2-28. Does anyone know where the correct fuse is?
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Old June 20th, 2011, 06:15   #2
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A 2001 Beetle doesn't have a lift pump.
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Old June 20th, 2011, 06:17   #3
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So the IP creates a vacuum to lift the diesel? The hose to the fuel filter seems dry.
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Old June 20th, 2011, 06:25   #4
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There is no lift pump on your 2001 car.

If you have an air leak, the pump under the hood (timing belt driven) will not be able to pull fuel from the tank.

If you changed the filter or disturbed the fuel system in anyway, that will cause it to drain back to the tank.

The best option is to use a vacuum pump (mityvac hand pump is commonly used) to pull fuel from the tank.

It is common for cars the age of yours to have a plugged fuel pickup assembly in it.
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Old June 20th, 2011, 06:26   #5
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There is no lift pump on your 2001 car.

If you have an air leak, the pump under the hood (timing belt driven) will not be able to pull fuel from the tank.

If you changed the filter or disturbed the fuel system in anyway, that will cause it to drain back to the tank.

The best option is to use a vacuum pump (mityvac hand pump is commonly used) to pull fuel from the tank.

It is common for cars the age of yours to have a plugged fuel pickup assembly in it.
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Old June 20th, 2011, 06:27   #6
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Car won't start troubleshooting, by Whitedog.
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Old June 20th, 2011, 06:33   #7
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Yep, the manual tries to cover all the gasser and diesel models, but doesn't distinguish very well between the many versions.
Air leak in the fuel delivery lines/fittings or a clogged/broken fuel pickup assembly.
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Old June 20th, 2011, 06:55   #8
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Thanks guys, I wil bleed the system and try again.
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Old July 11th, 2011, 17:35   #9
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Hrjack is this the car you are trying to find the pump pressure on?
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Old July 11th, 2011, 19:23   #10
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This may not work for a modern TDI ALH MKIV ................but, in desperation, I have placed a "rag" around a compressed air hose and put it in the fuel filler hole .........yes, blowed fuel up to the filter and out on the old MK1s! ......worked!
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It will work, if you don't split the fuel tank.
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