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  1. Jetta won't start

    MK4
    Yesterday I came out of a gas station and my 2001 jetta would not start. All the lights came on, windows worked but would not turn over. Long story short, I was able to jump start it and get it home. I picked up a new starter on my way home assuming that was the problem. Before I changed it...
  2. Dead Rabbit Mk5

    Southeastern US
    2007 Mk5. 5 speed with 78,000 mi. I drove it one day and then two days later I hopped in and it would not start. Turn the key and nothing. Battery is almost new and tests at 12.6 v. I checked the cable to the starter and is receiving 12v there. I want to check the ignition wire to the solenoid...
  3. Video: Replacing the starter at Passat 35i

    Passat
    Hi, the video gives you a step by step manual how to replace the starter at your Passat 35i: The video has a German soundtrack, but English subtitles are added to YouTube. If you don't see them by default, watch the video directly in YouTube and press the subtitle button below the frame...
  4. Video: Replacing ignition starter switch

    Passat
    Hi, the video shows you how to diagnose and how to replace the ignition starter switch at a Passat 35i. For this repair the steering wheel, the lock and the reduction sleeve on the steering column has to be removed. Especially pulling the reduction sleeve might be a problem. The video gives you...
  5. Recurring Starter Issue - Can You Help?

    MK2
    Hello All - I have an 85 Golf, 1.8 8V, with the manual. I have a recurring problem and I hope that the community can lend me some massive help. A few days ago, the car would crank over but not start. Instead, it produced a horrible grinding noise, which I learned was the starter gear...
  6. Starter Gets 12v Signal But Still Wont Start

    MK4
    Please Help: 2001 VW jetta VR6 Problem: Starter Will not activate using normal key in the ignition. Things I tried: 1) Battery is charged and good. terminals clean and tight. 2) It is a 5 sp so I can roll jump start it fine. runs great. 3) tried both sets of keys 4) disconnected 12v wire to...
  7. Battery/Electrical problem?

    MK4
    Can't get my 1998 VW Golf started. The digital display of my car's mileage and the time of day reads perfectly as it always does when the car isn't running. I turn the ignition and get nothing whatsoever from the engine. However, the gauges move slightly and some display indicators flash...
  8. Button Failure on Push To Start

    MK3
    Had a dealership short out my ignition (long story) - buddies added a maritime ignition start button with wires coming under the dash from the starter and battery same day - I turn the key and push start - been driving since November with no problems - went to start last night and the button had...
  9. 73' starter not cranking

    Air-cooled
    i just re installed my 1600 in my Beetle and the starter would not crank and silenoid not kicking.. i exchanged it for a new one and its still not working and it has some new electrical connections.. what are these new connections for? confused as to why its not working now.. didnt have any...
  10. anybody else having starter problems?

    MK4
    this is my second jetta and like my other 99.5 the starter is freaking out. Its been getting cold lately so in the morning round 6 30 ill start her up so she can warm up. and it makes a god awful sound right when its done turning over. its not every day but this jetta has done it 3 times so far...
  11. '96 jetta 2.0 starter wiring

    MK3
    Forgot to make note of wire locations on starter motor before swaping it out with the new (reman)(warnty)(parts store) starter. Old starter from same parts store as new starter. New starter hooked up but brain dead on correct wiring from alternator to starter to battery. Alternator has a post...
  12. 2009-CC AWD V6 - Starting failures

    CC
    Hi All - I am a computer tech, not a car tech so excuse my language. Just bought a 2009 CC AWD V6 (highend / loaded)... in the few months that i have owned it, she has failed to start about 10 times! Cranks, but no Fire Dealer looked, no error codes, so no fix...... I'm guessing it has to do...
  13. Installed new starter...then the car died

    MK3
    I installed a new starter on my 97 jetta. once i was done with that i hooked up the battery cables made sure everything was good crank the car...Car started and was running then suddenly the car died. I ask a some one that i knew they knew a little about jetta's and they told me that it has too...
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