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    Default 01 Jetta won't start

    Car will not start. Check the battery and its not the problem. Not the starter or any of the wires from the starter either. The car will take a jump and run fine just will not start from the ignition. What could be wrong?

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    so the key will turn the ignition on if the battery has jumper cables on it?

    then its your battery lol. it would prob be the ignition switch, but since it starts with a jump, its not. Its the battery man.

    jump it and take it to autozone, they will test the alternator for free.
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    yea man.. its your battery
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc1987 View Post
    so the key will turn the ignition on if the battery has jumper cables on it?

    then its your battery lol. it would prob be the ignition switch, but since it starts with a jump, its not. Its the battery man.

    jump it and take it to autozone, they will test the alternator for free.
    The alternator may be fine. I would have them check your battery voltage first. Your battery may just be old and need to be replaced.
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    It's not the battery.. Ive tried others. Ive replaced starter and checked ignition switch. Could it have something to do with the anti-theft system?

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    no because if it starts with a jump and stays running, its your battery. Immobilizer lets it start the car, then it dies, but you will see the immobilizer light in your dash, like this :


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    check the alternator wire.
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    so I just need a new battery? I've tried two different batteries and nothing..

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    Default Re: 01 Jetta won't start

    if its doing what it does in the video i posted,then you know what to do. If it stays running. its the battery. Bring it to autozone to have it tested. If it passes, then you probably have an electrical issue. Where something is slowly draining the battery so it dies every night.
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