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My vehicle is an Audi 80, 2.6E, 1995 model, has a problem o failing to restart after driving for some time, will have to keep cranking for close to 30min to 1hr before it can pick up. What could be the solution. Some mechanic suggested fuel pump that has not helped after pump was replaced. Other mechanic suggested crank position sensor but today other mechanic says the sensor is ok it should be some overheating and has noted some leak on radiator. Ofcourse the tempearture has been rising to about 100 C just after short drive, could that cause the vehicle to fail to restart Regards MC

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the problem is not the relay switch the problem to me sounds like the fuel filter needs to be replaced so i wouldnt be messing with the relay switch because the relay switch would be harder to replace.

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if you have diagnostic equipment you will be able to see the signal through serial data(if you believe it)the cranksensor is located near the rear of the engine pointing towards the radiator i think it goes to a grey plug....

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the best i can find from the information i have is it's near the tank (not all that great information) be that as it may i would suggest it is likely a problem with the coil pack or you have water in your fuel. you haven't mentioned how it idles. to test the pack... just unplug one spark plug wire at a time ... if the engine idle doesn't change you have likely located the problem... if it is indeed water in your fuel... add a couple bottles of gas line antifreeze to your tank.... it contains alcohol and will **** up the water.


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SOURCE: 1995 AUDI 90 CS - Hard to start... spark & fuel OK

Have you tried replacing the starter? I know starters can go bad if the car is not started or run for a long time.

I am getting the same car, with the same issue.. it sat for 2 yrs and won't start.

My mechanic told me it is probably a starter.

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I have repaired this problem several times.Excessive resistance in the ignition wire connectors can cause this condition. Easy cure, high resistance plug wires. I know it can't be that easy, but it is! Audi had recall rearding this problem. If you are haveing other problems, go to all data online and look at the technitions help tips. There an ancer for almost everything. Hope this helps.

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