Car shut off while driving

Tiny
VANESSAB87
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  • 2002 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA
  • 1.8L
  • 4 CYL
  • TURBO
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 175,000 MILES
Car shut off while driving and now wont start. It sounds like a drill when I try to start it. No turn over just loud high pitch.
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Saturday, April 20th, 2019 AT 5:52 PM

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Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Welcome to 2CarPros.

First, what you described sounds like two different issues. When you try to start it, does is sound like a gears grinding together making the high pitched sound?

Do me a favor. Have a helper try to start the engine while you watch under the hood to see if the belts and engine is actually turning. Do that so I know if it is a starter issue or something internal in the engine.

I will watch for your reply.

Joe
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Sunday, April 21st, 2019 AT 8:07 PM
Tiny
VANESSAB87
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No the belts do not turn. No grinding sound just high pitched noise
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Monday, May 13th, 2019 AT 10:02 AM
Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Welcome back:

Okay, then the engine is not turning. It sounds like a starter issue. On the starter, there is what is called a bendix. It forces a gear to extend and engage on the flywheel and turn the engine to start it. Since it sounds like a drill, to me it seems the starter motor is spinning but the bendix isn't engaging. If there is any way for you to upload the sound for me to hear, it would confirm things for me.

Now, if you would have told me the belts were turning and it sounded this way, I would have suspected the timing belt broke or jumped time.

Now, the starter will need replaced. Here are the directions for replacement. The attached pictures correlate with the directions.

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WITH 5-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION 09A REMOVING
Starter, Removing And Installing

Special tools, testers, measuring instruments and auxiliary items required

pic 1

- VAG 1331 Torque wrench (or equivalent 5 - 50 N.M)

pic 2

- VAG 1332 Torque wrench (or equivalent 40 - 200 Nm)

Starter (vehicles With 5-speed Automatic Transmission 09A), Removing

- Remove engine cover.
- Switch off ignition.
- Disconnect battery Ground (GND) strap from battery negative post

pic 3

- Remove intake hose -1-, electrical connection -2- and hose -3- from Mass Air Flow (MAF) Sensor
- Remove screws -4- and -5- and remove complete air filter assembly.

NOTE: Starter can be removed without prior removal of battery and battery mounting. For clarity, the following illustrations show the battery removed.

Pic 4

- Remove bracket -arrow- from transmission.
- Ensure transmission selector is in "Park" and lever shifter cable end -1- from shifter lever -4- using screwdriver.
- Unclip shifter cable from holder -3- lift out shifter cable and set aside.

CAUTION!
- Do not remove screw -2-.
- Do not kink shifter cable

pic 5

- Pull off plastic cap -1- from solenoid.

Pic 6

- Remove nut (13 Nm) at solenoid terminal 30 and remove cable -1-.
- Disconnect electrical connection at starter terminal 50 -2-.

Pic 7

- Remove screw -1- and bolt -2-
- Lift starter up and out from transmission.

Installing
Installation is in reverse order of removal. Note all tightening torques specified in removal procedure.

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Let me know if this helps or if you have other questions.

Take care, '
Joe
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Monday, May 13th, 2019 AT 5:11 PM

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