Question about 2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI
If temperature is below -10 C my Jetta doesn't crank over at all. Have 5 speed transmission and I have to bump start it, after that it runs fine. Could the problem be in the neutral switch as one time with the key cranked over to start position I pumped the clutch several times ( about 10 times) all of a sudden it fired up. Batterie is only a year old and the block heater is plugged in. As i live in northern ontario this problem must be rectified. Just want to know solution before taking to the dealer for repairs. Took it to dealer several times but they just haul it into garage and then there is no problem.
The first year I purchased my 2000 Jetta diesel, I had similiar problems in very cold weather. I purchased a cold weather fuel additive (Diesel Kleen®) and this fixed the issue. At the time I lived in Ohio and supposedly the fuel from the pumps have an additive for cold weather, but I still had this issue. We purchased the big bottle and added it for every fuel up.
Posted on May 14, 2009
Diesels do not like to start in cold weather because they do not use Spark plugs like conventional gasoline engines.
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Posted on Mar 02, 2009
We had this problem and replaced the ignition switch.
Posted on Jan 13, 2009
Most cars with a 5 speed trany requires you to depress the clutch as u turn the key. It sounds like the switch on the clutch peddle has a loose wire or the switch is bad. Try a jumper wire across the clutch switch.
Posted on Feb 03, 2011
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