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Audi 100cs does not crank and does not start

I have a 1994 audi 100cs. It drove fine and started up with no problem until a week ago when it just wouldn't start. It does not crank when I turn the ignition either. There is power to everything else including radio, dash etc.

The car also has a remote starter which cannot get the engine to crank nor start. any ideas? Got a guy to look at it and he told me that the starter looked bad because low sparks when he tried to short it. I doubt it tis the starter since this happened all of a sudden with no warning of a failing starter..

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  • afzalmd01 May 31, 2009

    Thanks. I will do that, just need to get hold of a multimeter. I do hear clicking from under the dash but not from the starter. Do you still think it may be a connection problem?

  • afzalmd01 May 31, 2009

    Besides the engine doesn't even crank. The ignition light turns on and then when i turn the key further-nothing-no crank at all.

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If you have acess to a mutimeter check the batery voltage. Should be around 12.5 volts. also check batery voltage when trying to crank engine. Should drop to 9volts while cranking. If it dose but engine dose not turn over you know power is still going to the starter motor but its just not turning. This could be a bad conection in the starter some where.if voltage dose not drop you know power is not reaching the starter motor. this could be a bad earth to the starter from the baterty somewhere. But also listen for clunking or clicking noices while cranking which would surgest the starter is trying to turn. try this before doing any other diagnostics.hope this helps

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  • keny27 Jun 01, 2009

    .If the ignition light turns off when key is turned normally points the finger at a imolboliser or alarm problem (thats if you have one) e.g the imolboliser or alarm is not turning off. some times if a batery goes flat it can reset the alam/imolboliser (if turned off) when battery is charged or replaced.

    Also another areah to look at is the ignition switch. If they is no voltage being sent to the startermotor solinoid from the ignition switch there will be no cranking.To check this use a a test light or muti meter and check the smallest wire to the starter motor solinold for 12volts when the ignition switch (key) is turned.

    But start with the basics first and check for battery voltage (12.6)volts.if the batery is low it can do all sorts of funny things to electrics when trying to start the engine.

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I have a 94 audi quattro 100 cs. people who previously owned it said they put over 3 grand into it. lots of weird electrical issues. they disconnected the alarm system. the car sometimes wouldnt start then it would. now that i own it.. i drove it once around the block and now it will crank over but not start. any suggestions? besides junking it lol

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How do you reset the alarm if the car does not start?

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The bottom of the ignition key- where you insert the key- tends to break. I had to change it at 140000km. On my car it was the instrumet light ect. that was not working. It is realy poor quality. The good thing is that it is easy to replayse and costs only around 20 eur.

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