View Full Version : Fuel pump not priming?
01-28-2009, 08:53 PM
In the mornings when i try to start my GTI it'll turn over for a good 20 seconds before starting and sometimes it'll feel like it's turned over and when i let go of the key it dies. This doesn't happen all the time, but when it does it really sounds like it's struggling. I know that the fuel pump is supposed to prime when you open the door but so far i cannot hear anything when i pull the door handle. Also, if it's on an incline it's worse and when it's cold it's pretty bad.
The car has right at 50k miles on it.
01-28-2009, 09:05 PM
hmmm...just outside of warranty too.
Do you hear a buzzing from the rear when the car is running?
01-28-2009, 09:09 PM
oh no, i've got an extended cpo warrantee until 74000 so i'm all set with that. The only problem is that the closest VW dealership is about an hour away on a good day. I will eventually bring it in but i am still curious as to what the problem is.
I haven't noticed a buzzing sound but i haven't been listening for one. I'm sure the fuel pump works as i've got no loss of power, doesn't stall once it's started, etc.
I'll listen for the buzzing when i get off work at 3a.
any other ideas?
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