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Audi A6 wont start

Battery flat im trying to start but all i'm getting is the starter motor making a "clicking sound"?

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The clicking noise is the starter selonoid because there is not enough power in battery, either fully charge the battery or get a jump start. if you have any other problems just let me know and i will try sort it for you. good luck

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If you have a 2009 or 2010 Audi , there is a known fault in the J794 Infotainments control module , which effectivly doesn't shut down the MMI system and causes the battery to drain.
Audi is fully aware of this design/manufacture fault ( although they may not admit it)
i believe that the replacement unit is raelly eaxpensive so dont take no for an answer from audi on this!

Posted on Sep 04, 2012

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SOURCE: 2003 Audi A6 2.7T starting problems. Drove through

starter soliniod. might need to replace the whole starter

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SOURCE: 2005 audi a6 has power but wont start please help

hi i think you need the control unit for access and start authorization (J518) and the bad news its part of the steering colum and only the dealr has to do this job to get it programed

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There is an outstanding chance that the factory used a different method to set the timing during assembly and they can compensate for mis set gears and pulleys. When you had yours serviced it would be done differently and therefore not knowing the cam or crank was out of time with the marks would result in a mis-timing event.
Timing a cam and a crank by hand is not easy. What your mechanic experienced was unusual but not out of consideration.
Normally the cam is marked and the head is marked and you line up the marks before you take the belt off by turning the crank with a large socket wrench. THen you take the cam and the crank andd you lock them down with clamps and take the belt off. You then put the new belt on, take the clamps off and everything is fine. IF the belt was removed before the crank was set at TDC then the cam and the crank can be moved by hand but this is touchy. IF the cam and the crank are out of alignment from a gear perspective then you are really looking at a problem. The cam has to be timed so that the proper degree of rotation is being applied to get the lobes set to open the intake valve and the crank has to be set to ATDC. You can compensate on some of the older cars with ingnition timing but with the new electronic ones it is very hard to do.

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SOURCE: how to remove starter motor from 1997 audi a6 v6

The other bolt ( the top one ) is only accessable from the right front wheel well. I believe it is a 16mm. it is located in a small recess in the block that requires a flex joint with a socket, or if you dont have one a ring spanner. It is difficult to remove as the bolt is very long. This is not an easy job and the car needs to be in the service position,ie. the front bumper off and the carrier moved forward. the only way the starter can clear the frame for removal is by also removing the alternator. Go to this link for an excellent description of how to put your car in the service mode http://www.audi-sport.net/vb/a4-s4-forum-b5-chassis/62793-so-called-service-mode-how-get-anything-front-pics.html

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  • On this vehicle the thermostat is behind the timing cover and you have to remove a cam gear to get to it. It is one heck of a job. Says to allow 2 1/2 hours in a mechanic shop. I suggest this one be done by someone that is mechanic savvy. This is not a job for an amateur.
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try to turn the steering wheel slightly while turning the key. I would make sure the starter is bolted in good and not binding up.

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If you just hear a click, try this:
This procedure usually works:
·Check the battery cable connections:
Make sure the positive cable, makes a good connection at the battery and at the starter. Make sure the negative cable makes a good ground connection at the battery and (preferably) at the engine.

·Check the battery the simple way, like this:
Turn on the headlights, then try to start the car.If the headlights do not dim or go out, then the battery is likely ok.

·Check the starter and solenoid:
If the wiring looks ok, then look at the starter solenoid for a good connection, and proper voltage at the starter(10 volts minimum while cranking).
If the starter spins and no crank, the problem is most likely the Solenoid's bendix gear is stuck.
Have someone hit (not too hard) the starter while you try to start the car. This usually works by dislodging a stuck bendix gear.
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The contacts in the starter motor solenoid are worn, the clicking that you can hear is the solenoid being pulled in, but not making contact to allow the main battery voltage/current from getting to the starter motor. Their are 2 things you can do to get you out of trouble.

Rock the car back and forward whilst in gear, stop and try again.

Tap the side of the starter motor cover with a piece of wood or soft hammer. This will wiggle the contacts and allow for starting.

These may get the car up and running, but ultimately the contacts will have to be replace.

If you can find the starter motor, the solenoid is the small round or triangle box on top or to the side f the starter motor, usually with two small wires going to it.

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