MY VW PASSAT 1

  • Tiny
  • toma1961
  • 2004 Volkswagen Passat
  • 170 miles

Hi my vw passat 1.9TDi wont rev over 2000RPM and also it ticks over without a problem for about 10mins then for no reason it will just cut its self out then wont re-start its not even trying please help its driving me bonkers? Ive just replaced the crankshaft sensor on a hunch but has'nt fixed the problem?

Friday, November 2nd, 2012 AT 7:11 PM

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  • DrCranknWrench
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Have the fuel pressure checked.

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Saturday, November 3rd, 2012 AT 5:41 AM
  • Tiny
  • toma1961
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Thank you very much for your reply, what does having the fuel pressure checked entail, how do you check it, thank you.

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Saturday, November 3rd, 2012 AT 1:51 PM
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  • DrCranknWrench
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You will have to get a fuel pressure test kit. Any Advance Auto or Auto Zone has a loaner tool program and will loan you one to use. You can ask them for the fuel pressure spec as well.
You locate the fuel rail and look for a schrader or other test port valve which is there to hook up a test pressure gauge. The kit will come with adapters. Make sure you let the car sit a few hours after running to bleed off fuel pressure as fuel injected system s run very high fuel pressure and will spray fuel everywhere if the fuel system is opened anywhere. You can do a bleeding procedure but the pressure generally drops to zero in an hour or two. Still be careful when removing the valve and doing the test. Getting a Haynes manual for either aforementioned parts store wil come in handy to and will always be good for future reference.

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Saturday, November 3rd, 2012 AT 6:42 PM
  • Tiny
  • toma1961
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Thank you very much your time and advice is much appreciated.

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Sunday, November 4th, 2012 AT 11:33 AM
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  • DrCranknWrench
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You are very welcome and if you ever need anything. Else come back and we will be here to help you. Thanks
Dr. C

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Sunday, November 4th, 2012 AT 3:14 PM

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