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Re: Car will not start. HELP PLEASE

Comment by nknight2, posted on Jul 09, 2008
It may click once or twice but thats about it. I tried disconnecting the battery to let the system reset but nothing...
have a 2000 audi a4 Quattro 1.8T. Lately its been acting like it doesnt want to start. For the past day or so I have had no problems, until tonight. I went out to start it and nothing. The lights radio and everything else are working just fine. I got it "jumped" but that made no difference. It wont even turn over. What can I do? I had the timing belt replaced a year ago so I cant imagine that being the case.

Really really need help

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  • Bigfay Apr 27, 2009

    i got a 1990 vw golf 1.8L had a bad head gasket so i got a head gasket kit and replaced all the old gaskets will new ones from kit car cranks over but will not start ive got spark fuel and compresion so now what i also retimed engine and nothing so what went wrong

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    Frank Gant May 11, 2010

    My VW did the same thing. It still ended up being the battery. I would pull it and take it to autozone or other such place and have it checked.

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You can test the starter by running a strong jumper wire to the solenoid on it from the pos battery post..

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    Jesse Walters Oct 20, 2008

    If the battery posts are CLEAN AND TIGHT, (car in neutral) starter must test good numerous times with a jump direct to the starter solenoid. The armature or brush race can form "dead spots" on aging starters - sometimes can get you home by whacking the starter with a rod or hammer while ignition key is held by someone in start position. (CAR IN NEUTRAL !)
    Battery connector condition is ALWAYS crucial for the high amp draw of the starter.


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Sometimes the ignition switch itself fails. It's about $35 from a dealer and is fairly straightforward to install. It's at the end of the key cylinder opposite the key slot, held in by two set screws removed with a flathead screwdriver. It's the actual electronic connection between key cylinder and the car's electrical and starting systems. You have to remove the steering wheel and column trim to access it, but with the right tools (Torx bits sized T30 for the airbag bolts and T55 for the center steering wheel bolt), plus the usual Philips and flathead screwdrivers, and a set of metric hex keys, you can have it changed and reassembled in about an hour.

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