Why wont my car stay running?

Asked by Jun 04, 2015 at 07:36 AM about the 2006 Volkswagen Rabbit 4dr Hatchback w/Manual

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I drove my car a little bit then left it home, The next day the battery was dead, i charged
the battery 2 days ago.  Well i just got it legal a day ago but now when i go to start it will
start for about 2 seconds then just shut off. What do i do? Does anyone know what is
wrong with it?

2 Answers

38,335

Put a volt meter on your battery with the engine off. It sounds like you have a dead battery. Either that or your connections are loose or corroded. If you charged your battery and drove the car, it should still be fully charged. Charge the battery again and start the car. Put the volt meter on the hot side of the alternator. If not putting out 14 volts, you may have a bad alternator which is not charging your battery. If you get 14 volts, the battery is bad and needs replacing.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
1,385

Sounds like the immobilizer is faulty. Do you have another key to try? Look for a little wrench symbol lit up in the cluster as you're cranking it over.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Volkswagen Rabbit Questions

Volkswagen Rabbit Experts

#1 COMETGUY61
COMETGUY61
Reputation 80
#1 Jon Keachie
Jon Keachie
Reputation 80
#3 Gene321
Gene321
Reputation 50
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Volkswagen Golf
60 Great Deals out of 2,881 listings starting at $1,995
Used Volkswagen GTI
70 Great Deals out of 6,965 listings starting at $1,995
Used Volkswagen Jetta
446 Great Deals out of 40,941 listings starting at $950
Used Volkswagen Beetle
168 Great Deals out of 9,557 listings starting at $1,500
Used Volkswagen Passat
261 Great Deals out of 24,442 listings starting at $1,000
Used Honda Civic
654 Great Deals out of 88,603 listings starting at $995
Used MINI Cooper
205 Great Deals out of 10,914 listings starting at $890
Used Toyota Camry
998 Great Deals out of 90,917 listings starting at $650
Used Honda Accord
812 Great Deals out of 84,287 listings starting at $1,050
Used Subaru Impreza
187 Great Deals out of 17,838 listings starting at $1,250
Used Volkswagen Eos
24 Great Deals out of 666 listings starting at $3,500

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.