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

car not starting, "ticking sound"

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by khalil, Sep 15, 2010.

  1. khalil
    Offline

    khalil Member

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2006
    Messages:
    769
    Likes Received:
    1
    [Sep 15, 2010]
    hi all running into some problems on my 2.0tdi, sounds like a dead battery, went to start it and can hear a ticking noise from the engine, its just wouldn't turn over, the clock resetted itself,
    got my mate over who jump started and all was working again, had this happened few times now,
    so went to halfords today they attached there battery meter to the car and the battery came out 100%, so little confussed to what it can be
    any ideas guys
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2010
    #1
  2. Ads

    Ads

    [Sep 21, 2014]

  3. Broken Byzan
    Offline

    Broken Byzan Photographic Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2004
    Messages:
    12,603
    Likes Received:
    275
    [Sep 15, 2010]
    It will be an intermitantly failing battery, or a bad earth. If it does it again, connect a jump lead from the negative term on the battey direct to a metal part of the engine, if she goes, its' an earth problem, if not, its the battery.

    My guess is battery 90% 10% connection
    #2
  4. khalil
    Offline

    khalil Member

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2006
    Messages:
    769
    Likes Received:
    1
    [Sep 15, 2010]
    thanks buddy will try that, but should i rule out the Alternator or starter?
    #3
  5. Broken Byzan
    Offline

    Broken Byzan Photographic Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2004
    Messages:
    12,603
    Likes Received:
    275
    [Sep 15, 2010]
    seeing it starts when jumped, i do still think it's safe to say it's the battery, but worth checking none the less
    #4
  6. FranA3
    Offline

    FranA3 events moderator Regional Rep

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2008
    Messages:
    7,145
    Likes Received:
    246
    [Sep 15, 2010]
    i say battery to if its charging ok then its a battery thats gone down get a new one
    #5

Share This Page