HIT AN ANIMAL AND CAR WONT START

  • Tiny
  • drc420
  • 2005 Volkswagen GLI
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • automatic
  • 60 miles

2005 jetta GLI- I hit a small animal and caused VERY minor damage (broken light at worst). Anyway, car wont turn back on. I hear fuel pump pumping and engine turns but wont start

Saturday, February 19th, 2011 AT 5:04 AM

1 Answer

  • Tiny
  • rasmataz
  • Member

Do below to determine if its a fuel or spark problem: Get a helper disconnect a sparkplug wire or 2 and ground it to the engine at least 3/16 away from ground -have helper crank engine over-do you have a snapping blue spark? If so-you have a fuel related problem, Do you hear the fuel pump come On when you turn key on? If not check fuel pump fuse and fuel pump relay if so, check the fuel pressure to rule out the fuel filter/fuel pump/pressure regulator and listen to the injector/s are they pulsing or hook up a noid light. No snapping blue spark continue to troubleshoot the ignition system-power input to the coil/coil packs, coil's resistances, distributor pick-up coil, ignition control module, cam and crank sensors and computer Note: If it doesn't apply disregard it.

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