Having problems with your 2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI ?

Hello..... I am having another problem with my 2001 vw jetta. 2 weeks my battery was dead when I got up to go to work. I had AAA jump start me and everything has been fine since Feb 15th. My car sat all weekend and I drove it to work fine this morning. My battery was dead when I went to leave work. I was lucky to have someone jump my battery. I went to the garage and they tightened the battery cables. He asked me if my fan was running longer than usual. I didn't know. But did notice that when t

Posted / edited by AnonymousUser on : 12-04-2021

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Hi, my name is John I will do my best to assist you.
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  1. You need to have the battery load tested to determine if there are any damaged cells.
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  3. The cooling fans shouldn't run longer than aproximately 2-3 minutes after the engine is stopped. If they run longer this could be the cause of the battery drain.
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  5. There are 2 fuses that power the cooling fans circuit, start by pulling fuse #3 40A in the engine compartment fuse box near the battery. If the fans continue to run you may also have to pull fuse #8 30A in the same fuse box. ONLY use this as a temporary way to stop the fans if they are continuing to run longer than 3 minutes after the engine is stopped. Make sure that you reinstall the fuses before driving the car or it will overheat.
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  7. If the fans are running longer than they should you nee to have the cooling fan control system tested.
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Have the electronic fan module checked out. It can go bad and run during the night at different times causing to drain the battery
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