Cranks but won’t start!?


Asked by Langham66 Oct 17, 2019 at 11:41 PM about the 2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2001 vw Jetta. It drove fine
last Saturday night and on Sunday it
cranked but wouldn’t start. I changed
coil pack and crank shaft position
sensor. Also when it wouldn’t start
Sunday I noticed the Electronic
Power Control light was on. I’ve done
research as much as I could find and
I’ve checked fuel relay it is good.
Prior to all this happening my battery
has been dying a lot on me but when
it’s charged the car just cranks and
won’t start. I also checked the fuel
pump and it reads 0.41 on the meter.
Any ideas?

2 Answers


So turns out all I needed to do was reset my computer I guess because car starts and runs just like new. Epc light and check engine light off now. All I did was hook a battery charger up to it and let it sit for an hour or two then it fired right up.

1 people found this helpful.

Langham66 How did you reset your computer because I'm having the same problem!

1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer:

Volkswagen Jetta Experts

  • #1
  • #2
  • #3
View All

Find great deals from top-rated dealers


Related Models For Sale

Used Volkswagen Passat
20 Great Deals out of 617 listings starting at $2,491
Used Honda Civic
129 Great Deals out of 7,784 listings starting at $490
Used Volkswagen Golf
46 Great Deals out of 1,261 listings starting at $1,934
Used Honda Accord
58 Great Deals out of 1,618 listings starting at $100
Used Toyota Camry
48 Great Deals out of 1,909 listings starting at $2,295
Used Volkswagen GTI
20 Great Deals out of 333 listings starting at $3,999
Used Toyota Corolla
173 Great Deals out of 5,527 listings starting at $1,895
Used BMW 3 Series
84 Great Deals out of 1,770 listings starting at $3,500
Used Nissan Altima
42 Great Deals out of 1,186 listings starting at $2,489
Used Audi A4
23 Great Deals out of 627 listings starting at $3,700
Used Hyundai Elantra
130 Great Deals out of 4,473 listings starting at $1,995

Used Cars for Sale

2020 Volkswagen Jetta For Sale
6 Great Deals out of 341 listings starting at $19,874
2019 Volkswagen Jetta For Sale
41 Great Deals out of 526 listings starting at $14,999
2017 Volkswagen Jetta For Sale
11 Great Deals out of 249 listings starting at $9,800
2016 Volkswagen Jetta For Sale
8 Great Deals out of 221 listings starting at $6,995

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use. Content will be removed if CarGurus becomes aware that it violates our policies.