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97 Jetta won't start

Had a cold spell with lots of snow and ice a couple weeks ago. Haven't driving my 97 automatic Jetta for 2 weeks. The first time I turned my car on it seemed as if it took a little longer than usual for the car to start but it did start. Was going to let it warm up a bit so let it idel. It seemed to be running rough and I could see the RPMs going up and down. I turned the car off to restart. When I turned key, it sounded normal but would not actually start. I thought it was the battery but all the lights and digital odometer and clock work just fine. Now every time I try to start the car it makes its usual noise but never catches. Any suggestions?

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  • starsuitcase Jan 08, 2009

    2001 Jetta, same problem.

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    drove to work with a broken seal the car cut off 2 times.Now the motor seems hot

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Tyr disconnecting the temp sensor unit and try starting it

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