BATTERY OR IS IT ?

  • Tiny
  • anguseyres
  • 1997 Volkswagen Golf
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • manual
  • 140 miles

Hi I have a p reg vw golf tdi it wont start or evan turn over evan when I try to jump it and the jump cable get hot very quickly when it was working it would be harder and harder to start the longer I left it between drives is this a question of a new battery or is the car losing the charge of the battery or something different altogether?

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Friday, June 17th, 2011 AT 12:15 PM

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  • Tiny
  • Docfixit
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Suspect starter fault with jumper cable getting hot indicates HIGH amperage draw from starter

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Friday, June 17th, 2011 AT 2:27 PM

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