i have a 2002 vw jetta, it struggles to turn on. it sounds like the battery is dead and needs a jump but after a few turns it manages to turn on. what could it be or why does it do that?

Asked by Mar 19, 2014 at 12:45 PM about the 2002 Volkswagen Jetta GL

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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If your battery is original or over five years old, change that out first. If still having problems turning over your starter may be on it's way out. You will probably find that your problem goes away with a new battery.

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