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    Help lt 35 won't start after bump start

    Help. I joined the forum looking for good advice. new to Lts and first vw ever for me. I left it for 3 weeks over Christmas. Went to start it. Turned over but not enough. Dropped it into neutral and bumped it down a hill, it fired and ran but had no throttle response. I called recovery. He tow started me and again it started but no throttle. We let the battery charge and turned it off. Then nothing on the starter at all. Now fully charged battery. Nothing on the key but battery charged. Really confused. Has its little brain or immobiliser got scrambled or is this a simple case of bad luck 2 problems out of the blue at once. Maybe the starter got mashed in the bump start but doesn't explain the lack of throttle. Or is this the ecu gone mental with a flat battery. Mechanical or mental. Any one else had problems stemming from a flat battery or bump start. As I say first lt. First ecu van. All my older vans this would not be complicated. Confused. Thanks

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    The ECU immobiliser fitted at the factory does not prevent the starter turning but it could be aftermarket, there are many variables at work here.
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