2009 Jetta TDI ran out of fuel. Told I have air in fuel lines/system that must be purged. How is this done?

Tiny
JOHNSON36
  • MEMBER
  • 2009 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA
  • 44 MILES
2009 Jetta TDI has never given any fuel problems and is in otherwise perfect condition.
Do you
have the same problem?
Yes
No
Sunday, September 30th, 2012 AT 5:44 PM

10 Replies

Tiny
ASEMASTER6371
  • EXPERT
That is correct. You have to get the air out of the system before it will come back on line.

Do you have any expierence in working on these?

Roy
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Sunday, September 30th, 2012 AT 5:46 PM
Tiny
KHLOW2008
  • EXPERT
Cycle the ignition switch on for 2 seconds a few times and try starting. Might be a little difficult to start initially.
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Sunday, September 30th, 2012 AT 6:12 PM
Tiny
JOHNSON36
  • MEMBER
Turning ignition on and off for 2 seconds did not help.
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Sunday, September 30th, 2012 AT 7:49 PM
Tiny
JOHNSON36
  • MEMBER
Auto has 58K miles
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Sunday, September 30th, 2012 AT 7:50 PM
Tiny
KHLOW2008
  • EXPERT
You need to crank the engine for a longer time. It has an electrical pump that should self-prime.
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Sunday, September 30th, 2012 AT 8:04 PM
Tiny
JOHNSON36
  • MEMBER
Have tried for longer periods of time. No luck.
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Sunday, September 30th, 2012 AT 8:24 PM
Tiny
KHLOW2008
  • EXPERT
Disconnect the hose and turn igniton on to test if it is priming.

Btw have you checked the fuses?
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Sunday, September 30th, 2012 AT 8:33 PM
Tiny
EXOVCDS
  • MEMBER
You might need a scan tool such as VCDS to run a "purge/bleed" cycle
that can not be achieved via regular key cycle / cranking.

Thomas
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Sunday, September 30th, 2012 AT 8:52 PM
Tiny
JOHNSON36
  • MEMBER
Removed the hose. Upon starting fuel was forced out of the hose.
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Sunday, September 30th, 2012 AT 9:36 PM
Tiny
KHLOW2008
  • EXPERT
Ok, so that means the priming is good and you would have to do as suggested by Thomas since basic procedures do not work.
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Monday, October 1st, 2012 AT 11:34 AM

Please login or register to post a reply.

Recommended Guides