Does not want to start when hot

Tiny
MALCOLM.JOHN
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  • 2004 SKODA OCTAVIA

Engine Performance problem 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Manual 45000 miles

My skoda octavia 1.9 TDI drives fine start on half a turne of the key when cold but dose not want to start when hot?

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Thursday, February 18th, 2010 AT 3:42 PM

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Tiny
DAVE H
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Check/replace the crankshaft position sensor

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Sunday, February 28th, 2010 AT 8:43 AM
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JUIME
  • 2004 SKODA OCTAVIA
  • 1.9L
  • 4 CYL
  • TURBO
  • 4WD
  • MANUAL
  • 90,000 MILES

What happens is that when I try to ignite the car, the engine cranks but never start. I really don't know what to do with it. I checked the timing belt, the sparks, the fuses I mean all the usual things, but the engine never starts. I really wish you could help me

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Juimy

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Friday, December 15th, 2017 AT 5:01 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Is the engine getting a good hot blue spark to the plugs? Is the fuel pump pressure within the manufacturer's specs?

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Friday, December 15th, 2017 AT 5:01 PM (Merged)
Tiny
JUIME
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I checked the fuel pump, the gas gushed in the cylender when I try to unscrew it just a bit, but there is a strange white smoke coming underneath the engine. I forgot to tell you just before the engine stops running, it was out of oil because I have a leaking in the oil tank.

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Friday, December 15th, 2017 AT 5:02 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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The smoke comes from under the engine? Also, if you have fuel and spark to the engine, it should start. Tell me this. If you use starting fluid, will the engine start for a couple seconds?

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Friday, December 15th, 2017 AT 5:02 PM (Merged)
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JUIME
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Yes the smoke comes from under the engine. What do you mean by Starting fluid? Is it that kind of spray, you spray in the pipe that goes to the air filter? If I tried this, the engine sounded like it was starting but did not actually.

Juimy

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Friday, December 15th, 2017 AT 5:02 PM (Merged)
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AARONMAYNARD
  • 2000 SKODA OCTAVIA
  • 2.0L
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 125,600 MILES

Went out in car came back parked up went back out to car about 20 mins later car won't start and has rotten egg smell coming in the cab of the car drained battery so charged battery over night tried again in the morning still the same not starting and has egg smell battery seems to be struggling to turn over engine checked fuel to injectors all working properly any help thanks

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Friday, December 15th, 2017 AT 5:02 PM (Merged)
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You need to spray it into the throttle body.

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Friday, December 15th, 2017 AT 5:02 PM (Merged)
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A rotten egg smell is usually from the catalytic converter. Have you checked to see if the fuel pressure is within the manufacturer's specs? Are you getting spark to the plugs? Is there a chance the timing belt has broken or jumped timing?

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Friday, December 15th, 2017 AT 5:02 PM (Merged)
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JUIME
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Thank you for the hint, I will try to. But what do you think the problem may be? Is there any possibility for the problem to have any link whasoever with the timing chain? Which would mean an engine problem, right? Is the turbo play any role in the engine ignition power?

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Friday, December 15th, 2017 AT 5:02 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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All fuel and spark plugs are fine it fired when it was warm last night but run very lumpy and cut out and now I have the smell and no firering

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Friday, December 15th, 2017 AT 5:02 PM (Merged)
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If the timing belt has broken or skipped time, it won't start. No to the turbo causing this issue. Let me know what happens with the starting fluid and that will help me at least diagnose where the problem is coming from. If you don't want to use the starting fluid, you can check for spark to the plugs and check to see if the fuel pressure is within the manufacturer's specs.

Let me know.

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Friday, December 15th, 2017 AT 5:02 PM (Merged)
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If you have spark and fuel to the engine, it should run. The smell has me a bit confused. Have you tried disconnecting the catalytic converter to see if it will run then?

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Friday, December 15th, 2017 AT 5:02 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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I found the smell its the battery because its nacured winding it over to much has killed it put new battery on it now it works thanks for help

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Friday, December 15th, 2017 AT 5:02 PM (Merged)
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LISAMARIE000
  • 2000 SKODA OCTAVIA

2000 Skoda Octavia 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Manual

It starts then you press on the excelerator the car konks out

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Friday, December 15th, 2017 AT 5:02 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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I had a rover that did that and it was the rotor arm
a guy at work has a l reg skoda favorit and his did the same
it was his rotor arm as well

thats if they still use rotor arms in your car. Worth a shot

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Friday, December 15th, 2017 AT 5:02 PM (Merged)
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Glad you got it fixed!

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Friday, December 15th, 2017 AT 5:02 PM (Merged)
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RAJESH19
  • 2002 SKODA OCTAVIA
  • 2.0L
  • 4 CYL
  • MANUAL
  • 104,000 MILES

Engine is starting, again it is turning off, I have replaced crank sensor, checked fuses but no use,
mechanic is saying it is 'instrument cluster' problem is it real? Engine starting problem is related to cluser? Please help this issue.

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Friday, December 15th, 2017 AT 5:02 PM (Merged)
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The cluster is an interesting idea, but I doubt it. Have you checked fuel pump pressure?

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Friday, December 15th, 2017 AT 5:02 PM (Merged)
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RAJESH19
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Hi, ya I have checked fuel pump pressure its fine. Still same problem

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