Car won't fire,changed gas,checked fuel lines, checked distributor, checked all fluids.. It started yesterday.. Just had new clutch put in.., 98vwjetta2.0,manual..

Asked by Sep 14, 2014 at 05:08 AM about the 1998 Volkswagen Jetta GLS

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

5 Answers

32,395

Does that year have a factory alarm system?

Best Answer

Yes but my battery is ground to starter.. and i think its not holding a charge...

32,395

That's most likely not the ground wire.. It's probably the positive positive lead wire.( If it's the big black wire ) The starter is grounded just by being bolted to the engine. FYI be VERY CAREFUL when working with that wire. Be sure that the battery is disconnect. Pull the battery and have it tested and changed if it good. If it's bad. Replace it. Let me know if that's the problem.

You.. Well i rechecked everything and iam not sure exactly which wire ur talking about.... (the positive from battery) (or the black one on the (emc)??? wire.. And does it go to starter or engine????..

32,395

The 2 wire's from the battery work like this. The battery has a positive and negative. The negative is grounded to the frame. The positive go's to the fuse box. From the fuse box the power is distributed. Since the negative connection is grounded to the frame and ONLY the frame the only problem with that wire is that it can get dirty and not complete the circuit. Make sure that it's got a clean connection from the battery to the frame on both ends. If it has a poor connection things like the radio and lights might work. They don't require lots of battery power. However the battery dose need lots of power. So if the battery has no connection or a bad connection the starter will not work. The other thing is if you have an alarm system and it thinks the car is being stolen it will shut off power to the engine. When ever you disconnect the battery be sure that the key isn't in the ignition. Just to be sure we are on the same page, the starter is NOT engaging the engine. No starter auction what so ever....Right?

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Jetta

Looking for a Used Jetta in your area?

CarGurus has 31,241 nationwide Jetta listings starting at $150.

ZIP:

Search Volkswagen Jetta Questions

Volkswagen Jetta Experts

#1 FordNut
FordNut
Reputation 2,190
#2 Goodwrench707
Goodwrench707
Reputation 2,100
#3 Deathjam4
Deathjam4
Reputation 1,460
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Volkswagen Passat
211 Great Deals out of 20,832 listings starting at $1,800
Used Honda Civic
667 Great Deals out of 77,417 listings starting at $1,000
Used Volkswagen GTI
94 Great Deals out of 6,109 listings starting at $2,299
Used Volkswagen Golf
28 Great Deals out of 2,441 listings starting at $1,500
Used Honda Accord
811 Great Deals out of 81,613 listings starting at $899
Used BMW 3 Series
1,372 Great Deals out of 37,826 listings starting at $1,500
Used Toyota Corolla
873 Great Deals out of 74,424 listings starting at $1,500
Used Toyota Camry
1,091 Great Deals out of 96,268 listings starting at $1,250
Used Nissan Altima
1,087 Great Deals out of 82,558 listings starting at $670
Used Audi A4
260 Great Deals out of 11,458 listings starting at $800
Used Volkswagen Beetle
191 Great Deals out of 8,836 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford Focus
697 Great Deals out of 58,722 listings starting at $995

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Volkswagen Jetta For Sale
14,261 listings starting at $12,035
2016 Volkswagen Jetta For Sale
36 Great Deals out of 1,491 listings starting at $8,999
2015 Volkswagen Jetta For Sale
74 Great Deals out of 3,415 listings starting at $8,037
2014 Volkswagen Jetta For Sale
124 Great Deals out of 3,712 listings starting at $6,499
2013 Volkswagen Jetta For Sale
82 Great Deals out of 2,021 listings starting at $5,950