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OT: Starting problem
No Q content, but in the same garage:
My 91 VW Jetta GLI has been off its feet for a couple weeks, and now it
won't start (no power at all). So I put it on the charger, but it shows the
battery as fully charged, which isn't surprising as it's new. While the car
is on the charger, the is a fairly loud humming sound coming from the
speakers, even though the radio and car are off (it's louder if the key is
in the accessory position). Attempting to start the car results in a very
fast clicking sound, without the engine turning over. Battery terminals are
clean, though the wires aren't great.
Any ideas? Bentley suggests that the starter is bad, but I'm hoping to rule
out simpler options.