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I have just changed the power steering pump on my Audi A4 3.d

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I have just changed the power steering pump on my Audi A4 3.d quattro taken off the front bumper and headlights and it will now not start once all back together, can you please help?
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Expert:  Matt replied 2 years ago.
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assuming the engine cranks OK then I'd check the connections to the air flow meter thats built into the intake trunking just after the air / filter box

if thats OK then its worth checking that the electric pump that feeds the main fuel pump is working correctly, it should run for a few seconds then switch off when you first turn the ignition on. If the connections to this are corroded or damaged then the pump could stop at any time. Check that its relay switches in and out and the relay contacts are clean and bright – replace the relay if in any doubt and do the same for the fuse, ideally measure the voltage at the pump and check its getting 12V
Also if its not injecting at all then check the connections to the crankshaft sensor, unplug it and check for corroded contacts and broken wiring, and consider fitting a new sensor - do the same for the cam position sensor
If the EGR valve is stuck open then this too can effect starting so try disconnecting it to see if this helps or changes anything

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