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Engine don't start and have a clicking sound

Hi, I just purchase a 2004 A4 3 months ago and everything was running good but recently I haven't drive the car for 4 days and when I turn the ignition, the car have a clicking sound and the engine don't start. I notice the radio, head lights and everything else works fine, but just unable to start the engine. Is it the starter that needs to be replace or is there something I can do ? please advise...

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  • amardi26 Oct 02, 2008

    i have an 2003 a4 quattro, and the past two mornings it didn't start (JUST CLICKING).  All the electrical systems worked except it seemed as if the computer wasn't powered up because the information screen in the centre of the cluster flickered a few times, but for the most part it was off the whole time.... Yesterday i tried jump starting and it didnt work, then i disconnected the power and ground cables from the battery and jump connected them to a running car...and it worked, once the car was running i carefully re-attached the car battery and it worked all day till the next morning.  I was lucky it didnt reset my radio .  But i still dont know the problem could it be the battery amperage or a faulty main relay?

  • Anonymous Jan 01, 2009


    i have a 1988 toyota corolla and i have the same problem whit the engine when i try to start the engine make a no normal noise when i starting it , but the engine don't start.

    ok i check the two fuses in the positive poles . and those tow are fine. i replace the battery and i still have the same problem

    ok the radio is working all the lights aree working and have a good power . but the problem i have is that ..

    please i need a hits to try to resolve this problem

    thanks for all help can give me ..

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    had to get replacement key made a mont ago but started and ran fine for a month



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You should check and see the batttery smart visor indicator (if applicable - see owners manual)
this may be that the battery has been drained and does not have enough power to rotate the starter. lights, dashboard, instruments light up ok as the voltage is there but the power (amperage) is low. please refer to owners manual on how to recharge your battery. bare in mind that removing the baterry from the care will reset systems (audio, alarm) and you wil need to recode them by using the codes provided with the car.

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Actually, I changed the battery for a BRAND NEW Dealer batter I bought from a VW Dealer, and it solved my problem.  Was low in juice.

Posted on Oct 13, 2008


Check ignition switch

Posted on Oct 12, 2008

Check cables are tight at starter ,try a jump start if still not start try hitting stater gently while trying to start

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