so wait, my alternator or generator could be locked up and that could cause it not to turn over? that would be sweet save me hella hella money and then i could start my motor build up and my system and interior(stuff for vw's is cheap new carpets like 60 bucks). well yeah i will look at that. Thanx man. yeah me and my dad were gonna drop a new motor in over a weekend probably but if its that then i will be a verry verry happy kid, i am driving our truck with a 454(mild cam, edelbock heads, intake, and carb, hooker headers) and its built for towing cars around so its got pretty good low end take off but i hate 8 miles a gallon around town.