Question about 1996 Audi A4
I've got a 1996 Audi A4 Avant TDi which is failing to start. I wait for the glow plug indicator to go out and turn key as normal, but it takes about 20 seconds to turn over.
I've taken it to a garage where they have replaced the glow plugs and a coolant sensor, but the problem is still happening. Will only start after about 20 seconds of turning the key.
It's recently had it's Cam belt changed. Could this have anything to do with it? Does anyone know what the next step should be, as the garage want me to get an electrician in to look at the car.
My 215000mile Audi a4 starts immediately every time. Very likely to be timing related, especially if it was okay before the belt change. Hard starting for slightly mistimed engines is a known problem.
Posted on Apr 22, 2009
What was it like b4 the belt change, they could have the fuel pump timming 1 tooth wrong, does it smoke more, is there loss of power compared to b4
have the timming checked again
Posted on Mar 06, 2009
If its an older diesel engine its going to be almost normal for it to start that way,over time they simply get harder to start
Posted on Aug 18, 2008
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