I had been driving a TATA Indica Vista quadrajet 1.3L turbocharged (diesel) yesterday over a total distance of around 250kms. We had like a few stops in between at 5 or 6 places. After stopping it briefly for around 2 mins at around 50 km of continuous driving, the car wasn't starting. When you put the key in ignition all the lights in dashboard speedometer lights up as usual without any issue. Also I wasn't able to hear the "wheezz" sound that i usually hear every time I put the key to ignition (It could also be because of the loud ambient noise on the roads). When I tried to start the vehicle ,the starter motor was cranking the engine as normal but the engine wasn't starting. Tried to start like 5 times and ran the starter motor for about 5sec each time.
I have no prior experience in repairing (haven't tried to repair any parts on my bike or car). But I guess its some problem related to the fuel pump or fuel injectors.
Car was towed to a nearby workshop and since it was late night they didn't do any repair or diagnosis on it. The next day when mechanic started the car, it was starting and running fine without any issue. They even kept it running for an hour on idle and didn't see any issue.
So what possibly could be the issue? Which part should I check? Also what is the sound that I hear when I put the key to ignition? Is it the sound of fuel pump priming?