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05 GTI wouldn't start........

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I was at IKEA the other day, did my shopping the let wife with stuff and collected car and drove over to loading area, loaded the car jumped in ready for the off, turmed the key and the enfine crancked over and over but would not start. Tried this three times but it still wouldn't start. Went to calll VAG assistance, thought l would give it another go....hurray the thing started...l booked it into dealer tomorrow. Any thoughts..has this happenned to anyone else. Thanks confused.gif

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I have heard this happening before in the forum somewhere, can not remember any details though.

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Similar thing happened to me - 06 GTi - about 4 weeks old, except mine did'nt start at all confused.gifmad.gif. Had to be towed into VW Dealer....turned out to be a faulty gateway control unit.

Link to my thread here : linky

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i had this in my work van......turned out there was a mouse eating my wiring loom.......only discovered this when i found mouse poo poo all over my dash.....

hope you have better luck 169144-ok.gif

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could just have flooded from the short journey from hot? Hard to say...

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I was at IKEA the other day, did my shopping the let wife with stuff and collected car and drove over to loading area, loaded the car jumped in ready for the off, turmed the key and the enfine crancked over and over but would not start. Tried this three times but it still wouldn't start. Went to calll VAG assistance, thought l would give it another go....hurray the thing started...l booked it into dealer tomorrow. Any thoughts..has this happenned to anyone else. Thanks confused.gif

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I'm certainly no techy but if the engine was started from cold and only driven a very short distance to the loading bay, could it have been a temporarily flooded engine? When I had my Puma I backed it out the garage one cold morning and then switched the engine straight off. When I tried to start it in the afternoon it didn't want to know. My cousin's a mechanic and he believed the autochoke would have dumped some extra fuel in as it was cold but as I switched straight off it just sat there flooded. It was fine after following the flooded engine procedure... Just thought this could be another possibility?

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Hopefully the dealer have sorted out your issue.

I had similar issues with mine. Had first service a couple of weeks back and reported to dealer. On return, was told that an ECU update had been applied to correct the issue.

So far so good here after a few weeks. I'm fairly sure others have had the same prob on TSN and had it fixed in the same way.

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Vehicle went to dealers on wednesday, they "flashed" the ECU to fix the problem, now its back to standard 200bhp and will require a return visit to AmD for the remap to be re "flashed" back onto the ECU. I wonder whether the updated ECU will revert back to the pre VW install and the problem of not starting will return after it goes back to AmD..... smashfreakB.gif

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