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Car won't start - HELP PLEASE

Donny_DJ Oct 2, 2011

  1. Donny_DJ

    Donny_DJ Active Member

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    Scenario:

    1. Bought car
    2. A few days later it won't start (clicking noise from engine when turning the key?). No lights/bulbs left on.
    3. Got it jump started but still doesn't start alone
    4. New Bosch battery fitted - seems ok now
    5. A week later battery is dead so doesn't start?!!
    Anyone tell me what's going on please? Meanwhile I'll be having words with the dealer I bought it from :mad:

    Thanks!
     
  2. SWILKO

    SWILKO Member

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    I would suggest the alternator is not charging the battery...

    S
     
  3. bluequattro

    bluequattro Member

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    as swilko has suggested m8, or something else draining the battery, glovebox light staying on etc, do a search on this m8
     
  4. shady-ninja

    shady-ninja Active Member

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    its either the althernator or somthing intrevanously draining or discharging the battery especialy when the engine is off.
    does the car have an aftermarket stereo, parrot kit, neon wash wiper lights, E.T.C.
    GET THE CAR OVER TO AN EXPERIENCED AUTO ELECTRICIAN to get it plugged and tested.
     
  5. mike foster

    mike foster Fossie VCDS Map User

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    Do you have Bluetooth ? I'm sure I've read on here somewhere that certain Bluetooth units can cause serious battery drain !
     
  6. colicabcadam

    colicabcadam Guest

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    yea sounds like a dead autonator or somehting is sucking juice from it

    o you have a volt meter? what's the voltage of the battery whilst the car is running?
     
  7. Donny_DJ

    Donny_DJ Active Member

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    Thanks v much to all who replied - much appreciated. It's getting looked in to an Audi specialist to sort!
     
  8. yuan2211

    yuan2211 Member

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    donny dj sounds like i have the same issue do let us know how you get on
     

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