Hi all, please offer your best suggestions...
I have a 3.0 petrol auto A4, I do quite a few miles (160 yesterday, 500+ so far this week) Car has 80k on clock and is 4.5k from next service.
So, car wouldn't start. I checked that I hadn't left anything switched on or plugged in, but there was no reason to suggest the battery had been flattened. I put an intelligent charger on it but within a few minutes it decided the battery was fully charged (all lights and auxillary equipment work fine). I did try jumping it in case it was a dead cell in the battery, but that didn't work either.
Symptoms: When I turn the key in the ignition the starter makes a loud ticking sound.
If its jammed, I have no idea how to release it as the car is automatic.
I read a few other threads on here with similar problems, but I'm absolutely confident that it isn't the battery, so I'm looking for other considered alternatives...
Your help and advice gents will be greatly appreciated.
BTW, the car is parked nose-in in my garage (with an unfavourable gradient on my driveway) so pushing it anywhere is going to be a big problem!