car wont start

Asked by Dec 08, 2012 at 04:21 PM about the 1996 Volkswagen Passat 4 Dr TDi Turbodiesel Wagon

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

disconnected the battery, reconnected the battery, put the key in the ignition, power was on, turned the
key the car clicked once and then completely died. 30 seconds later power comes back on tried it again  
, same results. is there a safety feature i dont know about? whats up

2 Answers

5

Sound's like you need to rechardge your battery.

65

It does sound like you may have a bad, or, dry battery connection. Try removing the terminals cleaning them up and making sure they are tight when you replace them.

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