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can someone help me start my audi?

treetop3 Jun 14, 2004

  1. treetop3

    treetop3 New Member

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    I just bought an 1987 audi 5000cs turbo.
    I can not get it to crank over using the key.
    If I cross the solinoid on the starter it starts and runs like a dream.
    I seem to be getting juice out of the ignition switch but nothing to
    the starter.
    Any ideas would be helpfull
     
  2. Gambba

    Gambba Active Member

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    Starter relay would be the favourite I'd guess, as I can't think of anything else that would give the same result.
     
  3. treetop3

    treetop3 New Member

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    Thanks for the info. Where would the relay be located?
     
  4. Gambba

    Gambba Active Member

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    I have no idea on a car of this age, not having owned one, but would expect there to be a relay box somwhere....and would suggest looking for an panel under the left hand side of the dash...

    But basically you'll have the ignition switch supplying a relay which then supplies the soleniod of the starter.

     

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