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I parked my volkwagen jetta 97 manual transmission the other day, came back and it wouldn't start. It clicks but it will not start. The safe mode on the radio is on and all the lights come on. I tried jump starting it but it would not start. Then out of no where it started and I drove it and parked it and it hasn't started since then. I have not idea what to look for before considering the mechanic shop to spend that kinda money.

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This is the symptoms of a bad starter. The brushes in the starter motor become warn and will not turn the motor. Some folks tap on the starter with a hammer and try again as a test. If tapping on the starter gets it to start it usually indicates their is a dead spot in the starter. Replacement is not difficult.
I hope this helps. God Bless.

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