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Won't start when cold

MY 2003 Passat won't start when it gets cold outside. Won't even crank and jumping it will notwork either.

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Check the Cold Cranking Amps on the Battery that you have. Normally the Cheaper the Battery the Lower the Cold Cranking Amps. I Recommend getting an "Interstate Battery" . It costs a Little more But has a Warranty and the Cold Cranking Amps that you need. They have never let me Down!

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