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Audi A3 TDI Sportback turning over and randomly not starting

theo289 Sep 2, 2013

  1. theo289

    theo289 Member

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    Hi All,

    Just started happening as of yesterday when i went to Kwick Fit to get some new wheels fitted to my car and once the car was put back onto the ground with the sciscor lift, the car just wouldn't start! Would tick over absolutely fine and after around 4 attempted to start it, it started, chugged a little and stopped - again re-tried and it started..

    Cleaned the car once i was home (didn't touch the engine) and it started absolutely fine. Went into town for a meal last night and hey presto - car wouldn't start again! Woke up this morning to drive to work and started fine.

    Just a bit odd. Nothing been done to the car recently to make this issue start and i'm rather unsure of what to do. Shall i get the battery checked somewhere? I've heard if the camblet allignment is out the car wouldn't start; had a cam adjustment 3 months back and it was fine until now.

    Any ideas would be very appriciated as this issue is extremely frustrating :)

    Thanks!
     
  2. gen.heinz guderian

    gen.heinz guderian Well-Known Member

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    have you checked underneath to see if fuel lines have been squashed at all?
     
  3. theo289

    theo289 Member

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    Good point - will have a look :)
     
  4. theo289

    theo289 Member

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    nothing appears to be pinching these cables or obstructing fuel into the fuel filter
     

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