Hi all. New owner of 2005 X Type Wagon. 75k miles. Live in a cold area and car won’t start. Battery is good. It will crank but not start so obviously it’s a fuel issue. Any suggestions? Thanks!
I’ve enjoyed my wagon for 7 years or so, hope you do too.
I think you’re jumping to an unfounded conclusion. Yes, the battery and starting circuit seem okay. But that doesn’t rule out ignition/timing issues (forgetting mechanical problems which let’s hope not!)
I’d start with am OBD scan and see if it’s throwing any codes.
OTOH I guess you could check your hypothesis by seeing if she’ll run on starting fluid.
Good luck, ALan
Thanks very much Alan. I did try the starting fluid trick and it does turn over with that then goes dead once no fluid!
Hello David - sounds like you may have a faulty crankshaft position sensor that is not telling the ECU that the engine is rotating so the injectors are not being told to supply fuel - Tex.
Great to learn. Really appreciate your input.
Enjoy your wagon. I’ve had one for several years and love it.
Does that not affect spark/ timing?
Yes it does, but I was of the understanding that it also affected the injectors operation - Tex.
I took it to a local mechanic and he said it needs a new fuel pump and fuel filter. $2000. Gutted.
That sounds extremely over the top, I would get a second opinion.
Well for all the research I’ve done apparently the fuel pump on these do go bad…
Yes but the $2000
It is a high pressure system so may be time consuming to do. All adds up.