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.
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.
Sunday, January 18th, 2009 AT 6:51 PM