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Starter motor and or battery issue?

Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by Iceash, Jan 21, 2014.

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    [Jan 21, 2014]
    Hi all,

    noticed in the mornings before I turn over the engine the volt meter is sitting just under 12v that's not normal is it? Also recently noticed once engine fires I briefly get a sqark noise I can only imagine that's the starter motor! Could the lower voltage cause that? Doesn't do it all the time though.

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    [Jan 22, 2014]
    I think mine sits in a similar position.
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    [Jan 22, 2014]
    Sounds like I'll just need a new starter then.
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    [Jan 23, 2014]
    Could it be a sticky relay?
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    [Jan 23, 2014]
    The starter motor wouldn't cause the battery voltage to sit under 12v that sounds like a battery issue.
    If it's over 5 years old then it's past it's best.
    You need to check the alternator is charging correctly and if so I would invest in a new battery and go from there.
    Car parts for less are about as cheap as you get for good quality batteries.

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