It won't start, except with starter fluid. Why won't it start and stay running

Asked by Guru2W3H6 Feb 23, 2020 at 09:18 PM about the 2003 Volkswagen EuroVan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

2003 VW Rialta RV, 222FD
Been setting up 6 months, has 1/2 tank of
gas, battery ok, but won't start. Have sprayed
starter fluid, will start then but dies

1 Answer


I'd say it's not getting fuel , do you hear the fuel pump prime the system when you hit the key ? Some cars are particular about proper spark and fuel pressure just having it won't do . Are the injectors firing ?

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