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Generator malfunction VW Jetta 2007

2007 VW jetta 2.5ltr Having problems with jetta dying. First time issue happened, warning lights in car came on, generator malfunction light and power steering. Lost power steering then car died. After a jump which we let charge for about 10 minutes, then I was able to drive a 6 hour distance. However, on the way the generator malfunction light came back on. The car died a second time after about two hours after the light came on. I got another quick jump and went about 20 feet. Went back to the car the jump it and let it charge for about 10 minutes again. Drove about 4 miles then died. I have disconnected battery cables, jumped it multiple times, but lights are still on. After a jump the engine turns over, before jump there is a ticking noise and engine will not start, lights flicker. I believe we have replaced the battery about a year ago. Any suggestions?

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  • Maria Nov 03, 2012

    I have a feeling it is the alternator. Seems like the battery just isn't charging while the car is running. Any way I can test the alternator without having to take it somewhere? I honestly don't the m the car will make the drive to autozone.

  • Maria Nov 03, 2012

    And yes, the lights get very dim and flicker when the car is dying. But after a jump lights are fine

  • desertracer May 10, 2014

    Sounds like you need an alternator. Simple but not necessarly cheap repair.

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You have a alternator going out if you get the car going pull the + cable off if the car dies right away the alternator is bad . (Ase) cert auto tech

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  • Maria Nov 03, 2012

    Okay! That's what someone else told me to try. I'm trying it now. I'll get back to you, thank you!

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Sure is, the regulator in the alternator went out. You can test this by starting the car and disconnecting the battery while the engine is running. If the car dies, you have a bad alternator.

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Check your battery cables for tightness, especially your ground cable. Now you have a new battery, so you have eliminated that as the source of the problem. Turn on your headlights, do they go out or very dim when attempting to start the car? If so, you have a poor electrical connection somewhere - loose cable, bad cable, possibly bad ignition switch.

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