So I just bought my first VW a few months ago, a 03 GTI 20TH AE . My problem started off by the car not wanting to start but not sounding like it was actually turning over. While stranded in the parking lot and doing a quick search I came across someone saying to place the key in the drivers door and turn in back and forth then holding it in the unlocked position (I believe) for 30 seconds. As weird as this sounded to me I tried it because what else was I going to do... I had no tools with me. Low and behold it worked!!! Now my issue is that I get the same thing but it is actually turning over but will not start. There is no smell of fuel as if it is flooding out after several attempts. I have been able to eventually get it started every time after several attempts. I am not sure how long I will be successful in doing this and don't want to get stranded somewhere. So any ideas? Am I looking at a fuel pump issue? Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.