Dude this is certainly not enough info i'd be surprised if anyone can help
I have a 04 jetta gli, I'm cruising down the hwy with.cruise on and all the sudden the engine just quits on me. I'm now stuck on the side of the road waiting for a tow. The engine won't turn ovet but I can hear the starter turning over. I don't know what happened but there were no symptoms at all before this happened. It's a 6 speed also. Can anyone help me out please.
Ok scratch the engine not turning over, it sounded like it wasn't but I just looked at the tach. As for not enough info I don't know what else I can say. I checked the fuses, and there was absolutely nothing wrong with it. If I knew more I'd be able to diagnose it myself.
Timing belt is good, I just checked it.
Is there some kind of fuse or relay for the fuel pump? I'm starting to think that may be related. The engine turns over but it's not trying to start, it's just pumping air.
Last edited by homestead_us; 05-23-2012 at 10:47 AM.
turn the key position to on and listen to see if the pump is priming, its easier if you flip up your back seats so you can hear it better. Also the CPS could be the cause. But I would start with the fuel pump.. if it was the timing belt, you would know it. Does it sound awful and terrible if you try to crank it or does it sound normal, just nothing fires?
Well some of you guys were right, it was the timing belt. A few of the teeth sheared off and it wasn't turning at all. I'm at a shop now, they are going to replace the belt and water pump. I just hope the head isn't trashed, I never heard any noise when it happened
Looks like it was the water pump that went bad which caused the belt to go. Supposedly the water pump was changed at 60k miles. I don't really know for sure since I bought the car new. It looks like half the impeller just broke off. I'll try to post some pics when I'm all done here.
Time for me to pull the head and figured out if I want to have it rebuilt, replaced or worked over.
Thanks to all you people who tried to help, Im new to the VW scene but have plenty of time wrenching on my lightning. Its definitly a different beast coming from a big supercharged V-8 to a turbo 4 banger. Thankfully I still have my reliable truck, and I would love to get this car right.
Last edited by homestead_us; 05-24-2012 at 11:14 PM.
I am also going with crank position sensor. The one that goes onto the block with one bolt and is near the oil filter adapter. My car had the same symptoms. I changed it and it is fixed.
Sent from my toolbox using pliers and a screwdriver.
If you guys could see my poor car now you would cry. The shop I took it to when I first broke down wasnt by choice but necessity since I was in BFE, Rocky Mount NC if anyone knows. They pulled the belt and pump, tried to replace them but determined there was no compression. At that point I figured I would jsut do all the work myself since the head needs to be replaced and after watching them work on it for 6 hrs and not even finish, I knew I was better off. Anyways I finally got the car towed back yesterday and the passenger side engine mounts aren't even installed and my oil pan is smashed up pretty good. I have a jack under it now to support it but I was pretty pissed. Now Im trying ot figure out if it would be worth it to send the head of to get the vales replaced or just replaced the entire head. Does anyone know if its worth it to have the head ported and get a good valve job done, or is that a waste with the small port heads?