Car will start run great turn off after awhile.

Tiny
YAMAN
  • 2003 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA
  • 70,000 MILES

Car will start run great turn off after awhile wont start have to jump
checked both alternator/battery both good


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Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013 AT 5:00 PM

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Tiny
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Sounds like you have a excessive parasitic draw. You will need to have a parasitic draw test done.

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Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013 AT 5:41 PM
Tiny
BONGANIMATHE07
  • 2003 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA
  • MANUAL
  • 28,000 MILES

My car cranks but does not start ever since I took the alternator for repairs.

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Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 AT 11:27 AM (Merged)
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Hello,

It sounds like you might have bumped a connector off for the crankshaft angle sensor, did you disconnect the battery before doing the job? if not please check all fuses is case one might of blown.

Here is a guide

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-a-car-fuse

Please let us know what you find so it will help others.

Best, Ken

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Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 AT 11:27 AM (Merged)
Tiny
BONGANIMATHE07
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Hi Ken, thanks for your advice, yes I had taken the battery off since it was flat, now it starts but raves on its own as if its off timing.

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Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 AT 11:27 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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This is normal, it should relearn its self after you drive it for a while.

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Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 AT 11:27 AM (Merged)
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Thanks a lot Ken, at least I can now relax, stress free. There are a few mechanics in our country and too expensive

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Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 AT 11:27 AM (Merged)
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Good to hear, please use 2CarPros anytime we are here to help.

Best, Ken

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Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 AT 11:27 AM (Merged)
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Hi Ken, my VW jetta 3 takes a long time to start especially in the morning and when its cold, what can I do to solve this problem?

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