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AUDI s3 starting problems.

Pikerzoli Nov 25, 2013

  1. Pikerzoli

    Pikerzoli New Member

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    Hello, i have a 2001 s3 audi, Last wkd i noticed the battery was semi flat and it didnt start my s3, i jumped the car with someone elses and it drove 50 miles without fault however as soon as i turned car off and tried to restart it, the battery was nearly flat. I got the audi jumped again and drove home. Next day i got a new battery and car started fine. Yesterday i drove car again and as soon as i turned off car and tried to restart it, nothing this time!. The engine doesnt turn over, doesnt click either on turnover, all the electrics work though. I tried to bump start it but theres no clicking sound from starting motor so it didnt start. I am used to working on cars but not a audi s3 lol. Anyone got any ideas as to where i should start looking for a fault?. I did notice a burning smell under the bonnet so im expecting a big bill but id like to try afew basics just in case its nothing massive. Help please!.
     
  2. G60DAN

    G60DAN Member

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    Sounds like the starter motor to me have you tried putting jumpers to the starter to see if it works?
     
  3. GlennP83

    GlennP83 Member

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    Sounds like the alternator
     
  4. Pikerzoli

    Pikerzoli New Member

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    Ok. I've have been working on car all day and i think i can see the problem!. Theres a earth wire on the starting motor, mines snapped in half!!!. The car wouldnt jump lead start nor bump though so ill have to replace the starting motor. Is there a guide to remove one?. I had a look and theres alot of pipes and wires ive not seen before underneath lol.
     
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  6. newbster

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    hi

    thats not the earth lead, its the main 12v from the soleniod to the actaul electric motor in the starter

    either way, you need a new starter.

    simple job really, this a guide to changing the clutch, but the starter removal is in here

    diy how to-changing the clutch - uk-mkivs
     

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