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99 Jetta starter removal

Which bolts do I remove to get the starter off a 99 jetta, first design, and is there any easy way to get to them? Can the starter solenoid be removed seperately

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  • timrob3 Feb 12, 2009

    Thanks much for the info. Do any of the manuals give good instruction with photos?

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    Kevin Blair May 11, 2010

    they are not really easy to reach as the battery tray and wiring block access to the upper one and the lower one is a little tight but managable.

    its not really difficult and you should remove the battery and tray to make room and it provides better access to the bolts better. This can be done with the battery in place but it must be disconnected.

    The solenoid can be removed it has 2 star screw/bolts that hold the cover on it. i'm told the dealership can get a replacement solenoid.



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Http:// this how to should work even if your car is the older style 99 they have the same layout for all 4cyl engines

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