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Golf mk3 1997 GTI - slow to start. Not sure if starter motor problem or a relay. Which is starter motor relay? Changed no 30 last year after problems with car cutting out. Starting problems occur when cold and have happened suddenly. thanks

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  • laurapardoe Feb 15, 2009

    I am having problems with my 1988 Golf GTI starting, especially when it is cold. When it warms up slightly it can still take 3 attempts to get it started. Any ideas anyone ? it is driving me mad and I can not trust it to take to work incase I get stuck there !! Battery has been checked and no luck with that.



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Weather gets cold starter will draw more cold crank amps! battery must be able to provide so check battery for load test if stands up then I would replace that power sucking starter this is what they do before they quit on you in summer it is un- noticeable cold snap plays it out well good luck and this is the ideal place to start!!John/toronto canada

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