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it's like -45degres celcius here, and my jet doesn't want to start....it barelly cranks...cranks like once slowly, and then stops....se here is the deal, I was trying to boost it, but its not taking the power. I am thinking that it is because I am not able to find a good ground?....I mean there is power coming through the cable (sparks when touched) but when I put it on the + of the battery, and then ground it....no spark when it is grounded....
PLEASE HELP ME....WERE DO I GROUND IT!!!
**** I need my car to start, like NOW...
please guys help a new mk4 owner out
Mark
 

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Re: NEED HELP ASAP....BOOSTING BATTERY !!! (Sully NJ 1.8)

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Silly Canadians
http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=1192109

Thanks for the cold weather!!!
heres another thread started today by another canadian about battery problems in the cold, look before you post http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=1192050 http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif

Modified by Sully NJ 1.8 at 9:40 AM 1-14-2004


HAHAa....ahhh montreal sucks doesn't it.....I wanted to know where to ground, not who else has problems.........
 

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the engine block is usualy where you are suppose to ground it. anything metal in the engine bay will give you a good ground.
Don't start the car right away, hook it up and let it sit for 5 mins or so to charge yours up a bit.
 

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Re: (snowdog650)

I jumped my Jetta a month ago and had similiar problems. Hard to find a good ground. I finally hooked up right to the negative terminal. Still nothing until I played around with the clamps. Then I finally got a good connection and it started right up.
 

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Re: (wsommariva)

You would figure that by this day and age of modern automotive technology, some genius would actually put a post, bolt or something clearly marked "ground:put negative cable here." It would just make life easy. Just a thought.
Another thought(I'm gonna possibly get slammed for this), change to a synthetic oil if you're not already there. Goes a long way to make the starts easy in this brutal Canuck weather.
Paul
 
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