Warranty consists of 3 years free replacement plus 2 years prorated. Battery is vented to outside of vehicle. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-822-8987. As the weather got colder it started clattering. So after this long story I would say yes your battery needs replacing.
Advance Auto Parts offers helpful advice about a variety of products, including car batteries. The 48 is a standardized size designated by whatever the industry association that tries to standardize things for all the manufacturers. A: Sentence 2 to the first question above. After two weeks of arguing with first the dealer and then vw. Opt for Same-Day Store Pick-up if you need your new batteries right away. If you have to jump it, leave the jump in place to run the computer Leave it with key on, but not started for about 15 minutes. Indeed my the local Interstate retailer has the tools and offers that service.
If it is 5 years old it is not 100%. Basically, could you have made it fit? Although some batteries last much longer, most batteries begin breaking down chemically after four years, so you could experience dimmer headlights and other negative effects before you have a dead battery in your Jetta that you need to replace. You should in theory be able to jump from a gasser. Flip open the top flap of the battery cover to access the electrical posts. If you make short trips, then maybe once a week or so you could plug in a battery charger and hook it up to your battery. That's a huge difference from 10:1 or whatever the average gas car is these days. Once the key is detected, just steer the wheel full left and full right.
Is this the size of the battery, or something else? A: I would use the oem specified battery. Thanks, Ron 3 years is short for a battery, is it still under warranty? Check terminal polarity before connecting cables Vibration wears out a battery faster, and that's why Duralast Jetta car batteries have a patented, impact-resistant polypropylene construction that's rugged enough to resist the damage. Or take a long trip 30-40 minutes once a week. So I put in the smaller 48H6 battery which made me happier. There was room in the back of the battery for the negative cable and room in the front of the battery for the positive cable s. When tightening this bolt, the torque spec is 15 foot pounds or 20 Nm. Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will install a protective cover over the steering wheel clock spring if the air bag light is off.
If you found this guide to be helpful, please consider making a small donation by clicking on the PayPal. However, with the larger 94R battery the front section of the battery box and the cover did not fit so those pieces would need to be stored elsewhere - and the positive battery post, the connection for the positive cable, and the uninsulated end of the positive cable would all be exposed. While the current-generation Jetta started out as a coarse and decontented car, continual updates have significantly improved how the Jetta drives and how it scores in our testing. When the battery is placed correctly, the horn will not turn on. Check terminal polarity before connecting cables, both positive and negative cables are black.
Warranty consists of 3 years free replacement plus 2 years prorated. Our Policies: , , , , , , and. Check the voltage while nothing is going on. All registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners. The better ones have longer warranties. You have the recent benefit of apparently starting with a 94R then discovering you had the wrong battery.
Lift the positive terminal off the post and tuck it away to the side of the battery. It means a lot to me! The recall began February 6, 2015. Battery is vented to outside of vehicle. It's November in New England, hoping. That store will do a quick battery check as you've stated they will put a load on the battery 3 times the amp hour rating of the battery for 15 seconds and the voltage shouldn't drop to less than 9.
It has more power, weighs less, and costs less. Tighten the bolt by turning it clockwise with the 13mm socket and ratcheting wrench. My original is still 100%. Is there any other tidbits of information I should know? Battery located in engine compartment. Most car batteries tend to last about 3 to 5 years depending on your climate and driving conditions. In the affected vehicles, the O-ring seals between the oil cooler and the transmission may leak fluid. They sometimes offer specials doing specifically that.
I don't know the exact numbers to look for, but basically, the lower the voltage while cranking, the closer to death your battery condition. Enjoy reliable starting power with no maintenance every season. Doing a load test is probably the only way to have any feel for its current condition. If so, you're asking the wrong question. Brakes power and usefulness greatly diminished.