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Jetta VW - 1999 won't start. Push started. Battery good. What should we look at first?

Car won't start the battery is good. When you turn the key the panel display lights up and we got the car to start by push start.

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  • maggies760 Jun 02, 2009

    Ended up taking the vw 1999 jetta to the shop. It was the starter.

    It cost 379.00 to replace.

    Got the car back in one day.



    Hope we don't have any other repairs for a while.



    Maggie

  • silver top May 11, 2010

    if you are certain battery ok but engine/starter will not turn engine ? this may be a bad earth connection toengine from the battery ? or may i suggest you check the live connection fro battery to the connection on the starter solenoid is ok and also that the thinner wire that fits to a seperate connector on the solenoid(this is the key start actuator of the solenoid when start position is selected with key ) if these are good ?? then try this? if you connect a jump lead from the negative terminal on battery and the other end to the engine at a suitable point ? then try starter if engine now works ? you will have to check the earth lead from battery to body and engine for fault recheck battery connection too ? please come back with update ?

  • Ryan
    Ryan May 11, 2010

    how new is the battery ?

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Good chance you either need a new starter, or ignition switch. Also, check the battery terminals for any sulfur corrotion. If there is, clean off with water and baking soda mix to neutralize the acid. stiff wire brush the terminals if possible, but if you do not have a memory saver plugged into the aux voltage input(cigarette lighter), you will loose Radio, TCM, and ECM programming when batterey is disconnected.

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