1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

AGU not turning over

kennymeechan Apr 1, 2012

  1. kennymeechan

    kennymeechan Member

    35
    1
    8
    Hi all

    New to the forum with a problem with my newly aquired 200 A3 1.8t (AGU engine)

    Car was used daily and ran perfect until 2 days ago. Came home from work and locked car as usual. Came out 20 minutes later and when i turn the key to start nothing happens, not even a click from the starter. All other electrics work fine.

    The immobiliser lamp turns off as normal on the dash.

    So far I have tried;

    Changing the battery in the remote (only have 1 key)
    Jump start (same story, not a thing when key turned)
    Cleaning battery terminals
    Checked all fuses
    Ran new wire from battery to starter

    I think its already had a new starter as the one thats in has a recon sticker on it, and for £100 odd id rather rule out some other bits first.

    I also tried a Sealey code reader in the OBD port and it wont link with car. Dont have a VAG-COM as yet.

    Any ideas?

    Cheers
    Kenny ​
     
  2. hades-

    hades- Yorkshire & Humber Rep. Regional Rep VCDS Map User

    9,468
    645
    113
    remote wont stop it starting
    id go for earth strap not sure where on the AGU
    i had it on a A4 once
    then starter maybe a recon but they can go
    or there maybe a fuse somewhere one of the a3 lads will be along soon to advise
    try bumping it then trying again on the key could have jammed
     
  3. kennymeechan

    kennymeechan Member

    35
    1
    8
    Thanks for the reply.

    I wasnt sure how the immobiliser worked on these so i just changed the battery anyway, was due - was needing to be right at car before it worked......

    I put it into first out of gear and rocked it a fair few times to make sure it wasnt jammed, but even if it was it would still click? i get nothing at all.
     
  4. kennymeechan

    kennymeechan Member

    35
    1
    8
    Also, i had this kinda screech sometimes on startup.

    From reading this forum that seems to point to the starter, but this only happened a few times over the course of a few weeks. Would the starter just die so suddenly?
     
  5. hades-

    hades- Yorkshire & Humber Rep. Regional Rep VCDS Map User

    9,468
    645
    113
    they can do
     
  6. murran

    murran Well-Known Member

    1,545
    39
    48
    you can easily rule out an engine earth fault by getting your jump leads and running one jump lead from the neg terminal to a metal bit on the engine.

    have you tried bumping it?

    the starter live itself isnt fused but i think the soleniod wire is?
     
  7. kennymeechan

    kennymeechan Member

    35
    1
    8
    Any idea where that fuse is? If its the fuse box or on the battery then they are all fine.

    Haven't tried bumping it no.
     
  8. smokiedee

    smokiedee Member

    118
    5
    18
    ignition switch gone. happened to me in asda on thursday. £10.80 form gsf and about 30 mins to change. took me longer coz i took the steering wheel and everything off when i didn't need to. if u iggle the key about and hold the ignition on for a while it should fire up
     
  9. kennymeechan

    kennymeechan Member

    35
    1
    8
    Exhausted pretty much every option. Bench tested the starter and nothing, dead.

    New one in and running perfect again, this week!!
     

Share This Page