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GOLF/A3 2.0 TDI Starting Problem can anyone help?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by slick-A3, Aug 24, 2009.

  1. bombabuggs
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    [Apr 13, 2011]
    sorted just changed the battery for a 74ah and it starts first time now when the engine is warm thank god its sorted. what ever you are going to change please start with the battery as i tried every thing else starter motoer glow plugs temp sensor full service allsorts and left the battery to last i wish i changed it first as would have saved a bomb... word of advice change the battery to a 74ah you will not be dissopointed................................
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    just seen this thread, mine seems to have the opposite problem than others.

    first start of the day it takes ages to start, turns over for a good 8-10 seconds, and sometimes a bit of lumpy idle....but then for the rest of the day, even if left for a few hours it starts without a probem.

    someone said it could be the heat coil (or whatever its called?)

    the engine is 1.9 tdi

    changed the glow plugs but still no luck
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    [May 1, 2011]
    Have you tried another starter, as could easily be yours is tired mate.
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  4. MTW
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    nah i havent mate, im assuming thats what they ment by the starter coil? how much for a new starter mate? any in stock?

    oh and thanks for the lights btw, work perfect, and shakey who i sent them too said they came very well packaged!
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    I'll check & get back to you, can you PM me the request please mate to remind me tuesday.

    You sent them to who, sorry confused.com mate lol
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    yea will do mate, ha ha, they bloke at Studio Incar where my car was, thats where i got you to send them! he say you dun good on the packaging!
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    [Aug 12, 2011]
    HELLO GUYS IM NEW HERE ITS MY FIRST AUDI BOUGHT ABOUT MONTH AGO. HAVING PROBLEM I THINK ITS SAME PROBLEM. EASY TO START WHEN COLD HARD TO START WHEN WARM AND ALSO WHEN WARM AND STARTED IT DOES SHAKE ABIT WILLL JUST A LITTLE IDILE CAN IT REALLY BE THE STARTER MOTOR. ALSO I HAVE PRICES ON BOSCH STARTER MOTOR FROM EURO ON MY TRADE ACCOUNT FOR 130 POUNDS IS THAT A GOOD PRICE AND WOULD YOU LOT SAY THAT IS PROBLEM BECAUSE I HAD ENOUGH OF AUDI NOW THOUGHT THEY WERE GOOD CARS
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    [Aug 13, 2011]
    Are you sure the heads no cracked / porous is it using any coolant at all?

    When they start to go they become hard to start when cold because of the moisure in the chambers
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    [Aug 13, 2011]
    hot start fault can be mapped out as i have had this done on mine .

    also you need to make sure that your timing is bang on as his can cause warm engine shake which is common on bkd engine
    vw did a flash update which puts the fueling up on idle to cure this fault but audi didnt.

    i changed every think when i had hot start fault to a NO FIX . starter / battery / injectors / injector loom / fuel pumps all to a NO FIX
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    [Aug 13, 2011]
    yeh the car is easy to start in cold but starts bit later in cold is there anyone that can check the fault for me i will pay i am around buckinghamshire and also when temp warms cars shakes when setting in it can it be the starter motor had computer connected no faults help me guys thanks
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    I WOULD CHECK TIMING FIRST this has to be dun manually as computer wont show if rear cam is out .
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    how can i check the timing manually
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    does anyone know any person good with audis around bucks to look find problem for me and fix i will pay just want this car fixed
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    [Aug 14, 2011]
    hello mate im having same kind of problem hard to start when hot also car idles abit when temp at 90 did you have the same problem and will the starter fix this problem thanks
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    [Sep 26, 2012]
    An old thread I know...

    has anyone any more info on this...

    I have A3 2.0TDI BKD with this 'hot start' problem

    Have changed battery, had starter motor 're-conditioned' (tested and was working great anyway), starter cranks engine (rpm) fine

    Thinking its more of a software issue/fuelling as when the coolant sensor on block is disconnected it starts with just a flick of the key both cold and hot, plug it back in and it takes a few seconds to start when engine hot
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    Check your ecu for a firmware update before anything else.
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    [Sep 26, 2012]
    VCDS job I take it? Where abouts? I have a look later...

    Thanks
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    [Sep 26, 2012]
    01 Engine for a start, then check with audi, I know bkd had an ecu update to 8000 iirc as mine was done :)
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    Thanks will have a look...

    Forgot to say its 54 plate and on 115k so prob not had a firmware update
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