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Car wont start - Help?

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by silverswish, Jan 8, 2012.

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    silverswish Black 1997 Audi A3 1.6

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    [Jan 8, 2012]
    Hi all,

    My 97 Audi A3 1.6 wont start, the engine is cranking which means the starter motor and battery are good. I think it's the immobiliser, could an immobiliser cause this problem and how can I solve it?

    Any help would be very much appreciated.

    Chris.
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    [Jan 9, 2012]
    If its the immobilizer it starts but then cuts out...
    Scan it for codes first then you'll have a better idea
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    Looking fuel or ignition related tbh. Are any unusual lights on the dash on?
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    [Jan 10, 2012]
    Thanks for the replies. I disconnected the battery for a while, connected it again and the car starts. If I then try and start it the next day the car wont start again. Any ideas?
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    [Jul 5, 2012]
    Turned out to be the fuel pump relay under the dash.

    New relay and it starts everytime.
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