1997 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA CAR WILL NOT START

  • Tiny
  • strv21
  • 1997 Volkswagen Jetta

Electrical problem
1997 Volkswagen Jetta 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Manual 200000 miles

My car will not start. I have batter power, but when I turn the ignition nothing happens. Now by nothing I mean I cant hear the engine crank also my car alarm goes off along with my fourways.

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Monday, December 29th, 2008 AT 10:20 AM

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  • justin freed
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Just because your stereo comes on doesn't mean you have enough power to turn the engine over so, don't rule out a weak/discharged battery.
If batt checks out, ensure all connections are solid (no corrosion etc.) And that power is getting to the starter.
From this point, it's pretty much classic troubleshooting. If you are familiar, you can bypass the solenoid.
If your not, better find a reputable mechanic.

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Tuesday, December 30th, 2008 AT 3:58 PM
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  • SeifertL
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You can reactivate the system by putting
key in driver door and turning back and forth
eventually it will deactivate but this is a common
problem I wish I knew how to turn off system
permanently so not to have to deal with this

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Friday, July 24th, 2009 AT 10:09 AM

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