Why wont my 1999 2.0 VW start?

Asked by Dec 21, 2013 at 12:18 PM about the 1999 Volkswagen Beetle 2 Dr GL Hatchback

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

The road was bad and the beetle stopped. I checked the coil, battery, and starter. It won't crank and it backfired.

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get a NEW battery, as the new tin/antimony alloy ones (no lead anymore) will only last five years...when you do clean the connection at the frame/chassis with a wirebrush and the lug too free of corrosion~ this will restore operations of the relays such as the starter relay~

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