Mechanics

ENGINE TURNS OVER BUT WILL NOT START

2003 Volkswagen Passat

Engine Mechanical problem
2003 Volkswagen Passat 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 38,000 miles

Just put in new battery in 2003 Passat, V6 2.8L. Engine turns over but will not start. Car has been outside in -20 degree weather for 2 days. New battery purchased from VW dealer was changed on second day. After a couple of start trys there is noticable gas smell. Gas tank is 3/4 full. All fuses are good including one for fuel pump. All appropriate dashboard lights work during engine turnover.
Already Tried:
Tried to start for 45 - 60 seconds w/o touching gas pedal, engine just turns over.
Also, tried to start for 45 - 60 seconds with gas pedal pushed to the floor, again, engine just turned over w/o starting.

In addition, removed fuel pump fuse, turned over engine with gas pedal pushed to floor. Once engine sounded like it was going to start, put fuse back in. However, after 3 tries with this procedure, it still did not start. It did however, advance to some engine combustion, but just short of starting.

Thanks,

Charley
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Maccpakk
January 18, 2009.




Use starting fluid thru the throttle body and see what happens if it doesn't fire up look for spark then get back with me asap

Rasmataz
Jan 18, 2009.


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