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2000 Volkswagen Jetta Question: Car having trouble starting without battery boost. Brand new battery.

 

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R1984Collins, 2.8L V6, Edgewood, MD, March 09, 2014, 16:53
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So I went to start my car and it wouldnt start. I have lights and gauges, but when it comes to starting, its a no go. But when I hook up jumper cables or a portable battery charger it starts right up with no problem or issue. The battery is literally 2 days old and had been changed out just in case of a defective battery. So I went thru two new batteries and was told by my neighbor it wasnt the starter or alternator. So what?????

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    March 09, 2014, 17:28
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    What kind of battey, what brand just for the hell of it??
    Check for loose connections on starter and grounds..

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    R1984Collins, March 09, 2014, 22:08
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    Its an everstart maxx H5. Second battery I got within 2 weeks. Car worked fine for a week and a half.

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    March 09, 2014, 18:40
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    perform a parasitic drain test. There might be a system still getting power when the car is turn off.

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    R1984Collins, March 09, 2014, 22:08
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    Even when I turn the car off, I can still hear humming within the block area

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    asksteevies, March 11, 2014, 03:20
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    YeAh thats a cooling motor circulating the coolant , that s normal, it could be that battery again ,
    See if part store will do a battery load test or
    Were you bought it...

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