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VW MKIV-A4 TDIs (VE and PD) This is a general discussion about A4/MkIV Jetta (99.5-~2005), Golf(99.5-2006), and New Beetle(98-2006). Both VE and PD engines are covered here.

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Old April 17th, 2010, 18:58   #1
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Wink 2001 Jetta TDI Starter replacement

OK, looking to replace my starter before it totally fails on me. Does anyone have a suggestion on where / what brand of new or rebuilt starter to get?

My car is a 5 speed...

Also, I am looking to do this myself. I checked under the hood, and it "looks" like a straight-forward job. Does anyone have any thoughts before I jump in?
(Obviously, the battery is the first to be DC'd)....
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Old April 17th, 2010, 19:09   #2
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I got this one but for an A/T in my case.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/NEW-V...item4396535802

I even fried it within a week trying to figure out why my car wouldn't start and they sent me a replacement under warranty with no questions asked. Fixed my long start issue and it's working great
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Old April 17th, 2010, 19:22   #3
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What brand did they end up sending you?

I never even considered Ebay for this....
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Old April 17th, 2010, 19:58   #4
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The starter is an aftermarket one remanufactured by World Power Systems. I only decided to buy one from them after another member said they had gotten one and did not have any issues with it. I can't find the exact post, but it was one of the "hard to start when hot" threads.
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Old April 17th, 2010, 20:04   #5
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I have been using one of their starters for a couple of months now, so far I'm very happy with it.

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Old April 18th, 2010, 04:55   #6
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OK, sounds good. I'll give it a try....

Any trouble with the install? Or, do they install as easy as they seem?
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Old April 18th, 2010, 05:50   #7
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If you have a set of ramps, it will make it much easier to reach the bottom bolt. I removed the battery and battery tray to have better access to the top side. I'm not sure how different it is to change the 5 speed starter since mine is auto.

Try this thread for a good how to:

http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread...mp%3Br+starter
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Old April 18th, 2010, 14:22   #8
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I appreciate all the help. My new starter should be here in a few days.

Once I get the starter changed out I will post with my results, comments.

Thanks everyone!
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Old April 18th, 2010, 23:45   #9
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Glad to help, removing/installing is a pretty straight forward job. The biggest pita is the nut holding the plastic wire shroud on, its the top side nut. a long extension on your socket will help.

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