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Maybe mine was bit different but when I started it, it was sounding odd. I drove it for a few miles and it just seized up. Had to replace the whole motor. The dealer would not tell me what caused it but I assume the owner before me did not change the timing belt, which i think caused it. I remember looking down near the left side of the engine and there was a broken shaft where the belt goes normally. This was a 1995 Passat TD Diesel Check for broken wires, especially ground wires,,,make sure no wires live wires are touching metal In my 86 Jetta the trunk light switch was defective and caused thelight in the trunk to stay on and kill the battery. I repaired it and all is good I would check you Battery if it don't turn over ,a Diesel engine has a very high compression and needs lots of battery tork to turn it over and batterys sometimes just die for no reason,it happend to me.

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