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97 Golf CLI/GLI? intermittent starting problems. Battery replaced. Towed three times to service dept. Ignition tested okay and starts each time. Once at home doesn't start. They have now suggested replacing starter sensor.

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Check the starter that is a common problem with the golf.

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