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I bought a 1996 Jetta GLS, drove it home with no problems. This is my first car and wanted to learn how to drive a stick, i killed it of course but now it wont even start again. I turn the key all the way and it wont even sound like its trying to start. I dont think its a battery thing because my radio and the digital clock and milage show up still. Also when i turn the key all the way over the gas gage and temperature gage go crazy. iv tried starting it in different gears too and nothing...please help.

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This vehicle will not engage the starter until your clutch is pushed in all the way. try putting the car in neutral and then pushing your clutch all the way to floorboard, then try to turn the key to start position. the car should start now.

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I would have the battery checked out still, it don't take much power for the radio to work, and by what you say, that the gas and temp. gauge jump up and down when trying to start, that tells me weak battery,most auto parts will do a free battery test for you,have it checked out. hope this was very helpful.

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