Hi all, I've been reading this forum for a while after buying a 1999 1.6 A3, lots of good advice here!
Since buying the car the starter motor would make a screeching noise every time I started from cold, so this weekend I finally decided to take it out and clean it in the hope it would get rid of the noise. I followed this tutorial;
After putting everything back together and double checking all connections the car wont turn over, the starter wont even spin
I thought it may be the battery as I get random intermittent battery warning lights so tried jump starting it - nothing.
Could I have killed the starter just by cleaning it? Is there anything I can do!? Thanks in advance for any help.