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  1. #1
    Reverse Gear

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    Oct 2011

    help non starter

    I recently purchased an Audi A4 Avant 1.8 non turbo V5 on engine casing.
    The car had an aftermarket alarm fitted that was playing up, so I removed it, the alarm wiring was just spured in the harness so I cut it out.
    The car will not turn over the starter motor does not spin, I can hear the solinoid clicking. However under the steering wheel on the relay block
    there is a row of four relays, position three and four are missing, I did remove a relay that was in the alarm and I am wondering if these missing realys
    are causing the problem of the car not starting, I cannot replace them I have nothing to go on, any help would be really appreciated.

    Many Thanks

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    "Stick a V8 in it!"

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    Jan 2008
    Glenrothes, Fife, Scotland
    If you look down the back of the engine behind the inlet manifold, you'll see the wiring harness clipped on down the back.

    Around that area is a single pin connector, which carries the starter solenoid feed from the car harness into the Engine. Its black wire with a red stripe, and the wire goes into a piece of corrugated tubing which runs across the back of the block and round towards the starter.

    If you pull this apart, and run a jumper wire from the battery positive to the engine side of this connector and see if the starter spins. If it does theres something wrong with the cars internal wiring, such as your alarm removal.

    2000 A4 1.8T Sport Quattro Avant, Berry Pearl
    2000 A4 1.8T Sport Quattro Saloon, Black-ish
    1997 S4 - PPC £999 Challenge Track Car Build
    TD5 Land Rover Defender build

  4. #3
    Reverse Gear

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    Oct 2011
    ok I will give that a go, mechanic was supposed to look at it tonight but he never turned up!
    Still confused about about the relays,



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