Replaced fuel pump in a 2000 Volkswagen Beetle TDI and won't start.

Asked by Jan 07, 2013 at 03:38 PM about the 2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS TDi

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have replaced a fuel pump in a 2000 Volkswagen Beetle TDI and it won't start?  It turns over and sounds like it is
out of gas.

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Diesel pumps are a different beast than gasoline pumps. I wholeheartedy recommend you obtain professional help and/or a Bentley manual to properly prime the pump for operation. Operating it without priming can potentially damage the pump.

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