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Car won't start

My 1999 vw jetta has over 100,000 miles on it. I had problems with the battery dying and I took it in and they replaced the battery and the charger in the alternator, but I am still having problems.

I will go out to start and the battery is dead. I can drive it for a week just fine and then it dies.

I went out again today and the battery will not turn over and there is a clicking sound. Trunk will not open. Windows will not roll down. Clock resets.

I recently moved and this is a new mechanic. Is it possible they are missing something? I just spent $820 and don't have another 800 so I need to know going in what is happening here.

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  • teahou May 11, 2010

    All vehicles draw a little current from the battery when the
    key is off to run the clock, keep the memory alive in a digital
    radio (so it doesn't forget the station settings) and the engine

    Current drain on the battery can be checked with an ammeter.
    Make sure the ignition is off, then disconnect the negative battery
    cables. Connect one ammeter lead to the battery and the other
    to the cable. The normal current drain on most vehicles should
    be about 25 milliamps or less. If the key-off drain exceeds 100
    milliamps, you may have something shorted that is draining the battery.

    One thing you can do is start removing & reistalling fuses while watching the ammeter. If you remove a fuse and the numbers drop, then yoyu may have found your problem system. Further testing of that system would be needed to determine the part you need to change.



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Check for any current is consume after the car is park, see for that any of the car electriacl component is consuming current which make the battery dry up or dead . check for over charging of alternator system even over charging lead the battery to head up & even some time dry up or dead  check for electrical problem in this such case you better consult to your nearest authorised dealer or service centre for VW, SKODA, AUDI etc.. they might help you properly for the problem you are facing in your car so sir untill then see you & do write in for any trouble you face in automobile...

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