Volkswagen jetta won't start!!

Asked by Jun 22, 2017 at 11:22 PM about the 2002 Volkswagen Jetta

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

So the other day I went on lunch and my car's dash
lit up with almost every light and the dials started
moving all crazy (speedometer etc). I tried to
accelerate and the pedal did nothing I cruised to a
stop and turned the key to turn off the engine. I
tried to start it up again and nothing. It clicks 1
time and stops and locks the ignition until you pull
out the key. After I pull it out I can try again but this
just repeats. I haven't been able to start it. My bf
took out the battery and we had it tested at O'Reilly.
It came back as a bad battery and it was over 7
years old so i bought a new one. We installed it and
it still wont start and does the same thing. Took it
to the shop and they said it wasn't the starter,
battery, or alternator. The proceeded to say I need a
new engine. I call bull because this car has 29,000
miles, 1 previous owner who barely used it and I
just got it from a reputable car lot 2 months ago
and even was able to drive it from Sacramento to
Las Vegas and back with zero issues within my 2
months of having it. I dont know much about cars
but it's SUPER clean inside and the engine says
"20v turbo" on it (if that helps you help me at all). If
you have any ideas of what could be happening or
what the issue is I'd really appreciate your help!  

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