Question about 1999 Volkswagen Jetta
It sounds like the starter is locked up in the fly wheel. Try hitting the starter with a hammer to see if it will disengage. You'll need to give it a fairly sharp hit but you shouldn't need to beat on it. If it's locked up once it disengages you should be able to start your car. Unfortunately if this is the case you will most likely have to replace the starter sooner rather than later. You may also find that the ring gear (gear around the flywheel) is worn or damaged and may also need to be repaired or replaced.
Posted on Jul 31, 2010
First, How old is the battery and how was it tested? Your vehicle does not have a starter relay, the click you hear is a relay on another circuit, besides if a relay clicks, they are most likely good. Have you tried jump starting the battery with another car? if so, what was the results. I realize you say the battery is good, but I still suspect this is the cause.
You may have enough voltage and ampheres to power lights, and other components, but at the same time, you may not have enough amps to engage the starter. The starter needs full battery ampheres to function. I have had customers with tested batteries as good, only to find out the battery had a shorted internal cell causing the no start issue. Please let me know and we can continue with this issue,thanks.
Posted on Jul 30, 2010
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