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My 1999 golf won't start the starter won't turn over the battery is good

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  • ashley_schwa Sep 05, 2010

    does the starter have a fuse

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Ashley,
If the starter does not turn over then the bendex has gone. Bendex is that part of the starter motor that pushes and pulls back the pinion as you turn the ignition key on and off. It goes forwards and engages the flywheel and turns it when you turn the key. Then when the key is turned otherwise then it disengages the pinion. If it does not disengage then the starter motor will get burnt. Bendex can be repaired if the problem is small and can be replaced if the problem is huge. That can be ascertained only on removing the starter motor and then the bendex. You will need the help of a professional.

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It sounds like you have a bad starter. If you have access to a digital multimeter or a test light make sure you have power at the large wire on the starter (if i remember correctly the wiring is right in the open on the Golf) and power on the smaller wire when turning the engine. If power is present on both wires your starter is bad. If you don't have power on both those wires you'll have to dig into the wiring a bit deeper. Chances are you will though and the starter will be the cause.

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  • Christopher Foulkes Sep 06, 2010

    Do you hear a click at all or is there nothing happening when you turn the key?
    The large gauge power feed wire to the starter is directly connected from the battery. It might have a fusible link however i don't believe it does. The smaller switched wire likely has a fuse labeled "start" or "crank" somewhere in the fuse box. The easiest way to diagnose the problem is as i described earlier. Everything is out in the open and easily reachable. You can purchase a test light from a parts store for under $10 if you don't have one or know someone who does.

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