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2.0 TDI WON'T START

lewis1 Oct 18, 2013

  1. lewis1

    lewis1 Member

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    Hi, just accidentally started car after sitting 2 weeks in gear and now it wont turn over. Doesn't sound like a battery problem or any faults on dash just wont turn over at all. Cars a 2006 2.0 TDI S Line A3

    Any Ideas as need to get it going asap?
     
  2. Chillout

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    Sounds a bit like one of the following: bad battery,loose battery connections,blown fuses,broken earth strap/loose,seized /faulty starter motor ,faulty relay and blown fuse.

    i would jump start first off and then get a multimeter and a mallet for the starter
     
  3. lewis1

    lewis1 Member

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    Its not electrical as left for about 20mins and nearly turned over and fired, then tried again after and sounded like no hope again
     
  4. Chillout

    Chillout Active Member

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    Sounds like the battery or dodgy motor or both to me .
     
  5. lewis1

    lewis1 Member

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    Hmm...it started fine 2 weeks ago just come back from uni, but just sounds as a fuel or air problem maybe?
     
  6. Chillout

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    If it was turning over constantly but not starting possibly but if it's not turning over I would start with what makes it turn over and as a jump start is an easy way to rule out the battery.

    start with the basics to rule them out
     
  7. lewis1

    lewis1 Member

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    Yeh it is turning over constantly just not firing up have a feeling the start in gear did it? want to know if there are any dos or donts as need to get it started tonight! :(
     
  8. Boon

    Boon Active Member

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    Get the battery 'drop tested' my guess is it needs changing
     
  9. lewis1

    lewis1 Member

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    Battery is fine
     
  10. Boon

    Boon Active Member

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    You've had it tested?


    Get someone to check the cranking speed with VCDS by unplugging the main loom into the engine, it will struggle to start if less than 280rpm iirc - that would still lead back to battery, starter motor battery leads....
     
  11. lewis1

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    Sorted now, wasn't battery something with fuel problem, was painful but got it firing...lots of smoke involved
     

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