View Full Version : Please Help the 20th!!!
07-26-2007, 07:10 AM
Alright!!!! i have a 20th and twice in the past week it's been acting funny!! when i go for a drive and then turn off my car for awhile like an hour or more.. and come back out to start it.. it won't!!! it cranks but there is like no gas or something getting to the motor to start it! i bought a fuel pump and when i was about to replace it, i decided to check the old one again and it was working.... so when i got it running i brought it to W'side VW, a tech up there said with no dash lights on it would be hard to tell... and we were driving the car around and stop and starting the ignition, and it was fine. Also one of the times that it wouldn't previously start, i went underneath the car and pounded on the bottom of the gas tank... thinking it was related to the fuel pump.. and it started right up! The tech yesterday at VW said it might be the electronic ignition switch.. but he wasn't to sure! and i don't want to tear apart the column for something that might not need to be replaced!! I dunno what to do.. if anybody can give me some advice or help me out, it would be much appreciated! Thanks!:worthy:
07-26-2007, 07:16 AM
Bring it over to SCI and run it by them, ou might have more luck. Nothing came up on the scan? I'm assuming you hooked it up to a VAG-com to see if any codes showed up..
07-26-2007, 07:28 AM
yep and the only thing that showed up at all was a weak mass air flow sensor, but i just bought a new one like 6-8 weeks ago.. but you think that's enough not to start it??
the mass air flow could do that to the car. on my MKIII GTI VR6, when my MAF was dying it would make my car do all sorts of crazy things. it wouldnt start one day, then the next day it would go into limp home mode, then the next day it would run like a champ, then it would blip the shit out of it and not let me go above 60. once i replaced it, it ran perfect, until my ECU died.
07-26-2007, 08:39 AM
ok.. yeah that sounds right... i just got off the phone with furtherperformance and they said it was most likely the heating/cooling temp sensor, or the ignition switch, but i will get a new MAF sensor along with it! thanks! ohh yeah SCI i need to call still, i tried earlier but no answer.. they are probably still sleeping!!!
07-26-2007, 09:09 AM
VAG doesn't lie. :D
07-26-2007, 10:35 AM
yeah i found out that the code for the MAF sensor was a old stored when from when i changed the sensor last! talked to chad and he says he certain witht the situation that it is fuel related and it's probably the pump... only way to make sure is next time it wont start, test the voltage of the pump.. but i think since i already have a oem pump in my possesion just to go ahead and change it!
07-26-2007, 07:55 PM
any more word. also your gf came into westside tonight to fix her car. tell her to call rick westlund.
07-27-2007, 06:41 AM
Yeah we have called that guy like 5 times and left messages.. he doesn't return them! it's like do your frickin' job!!! dave hartman said he is soooooo busy... i dont care! we are the customer, that just bought a car three weeks ago that is having issues............ now fix them, douche!!!!!!!!!
07-27-2007, 10:19 AM
yeah thats rick for you. I never left messages to get things fixed I'd just keep calling and have him paged.
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