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It's not starting, Brand new battery and alternator, 2003

Customer Question

It's not starting
JA: Have you checked the battery, particularly the terminal connections? Are they corroded?
Customer: Brand new battery and alternator
JA: What is the model/year of your VW?
Customer: 2003 jetta
JA: Are you fixing your Jetta yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Yes I'm stuck at work
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: No
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: VW
Expert:  rpmdiag replied 10 months ago.

Hi, I'm Ron and I will be helping you today.
Stand by for a moment while I prepare your answer.

Expert:  rpmdiag replied 10 months ago.

Be sure to check the battery cables at both ends for corrosion and tightness.

If that's good, the starter may be bad. Keep me posted please.

Thanks, Ron