Why won’t my Golf start?

My Volkswagen Golf Mk5 1.9 TDI turns over but won't start. I called up the local recovery service and they tell me that no fuel is getting through. However, no fault codes have appeared.

A few months ago I noticed a "buzzing" noise when I turned the key to the first position to start the engine. This has now stopped. The noise seemed to come from the glovebox area. Can you help?

Asked on 27 May 2014 by Sue

Answered by Honest John
If the fuel isn't getting through then the fault is most likely to be with the low pressure fuel tank sender pump, its earth or the sender pump relay or its earth. The buzzing will have been coming from the relay because the pump was stuck.
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