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Starter Motor DEAD.

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Gee., Jan 20, 2011.

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    Just had to call the AA as my car wouldn't start when finishing work. The guy told me the starter motor had gone. He gave me a jump start, but said once I turn the engine off, it won't start up again.

    The last few months, my car has been choking longer than usual when starting it up in the morning. Wish I got round to getting it sorted earlier.

    Any idea how much this will set me back? (2004 A3 TDi 2.0 Sport)
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    Your looking at around £160 for a new one
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    Thanks guys.

    Are they easy to access? if I was to fit it myself?
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    Sorry mate - don't know, never done it !
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    Okay, thanks.

    I've just been to a garage, and he said he can supply and fit a refurbished one for £80. I may do that instead.
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    Nilz Defo worth the wait :)

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    You can normally get a refurbed one on an exchange basis, anything between £60-£100.
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    Give NHN a PM for fitment questions Gee, he fitted mine when my start motor when he was doing work on the car for me
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    I'm sorry, this does not compute.

    If your starter motor is dead, a jump start won't work.

    -Did you mean a PUSH-start?

    If a jump start works, the problem lies elsewhere in your electrical system.
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    Thanks everyone. I'll PM him.

    Yeah, I meant push-start, sorry. I'm going to have to do the same tomorrow to get the car off the driveway.
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    Refurbished motor and fitting for £80 sounds good to me.

    Saves you having to buy one for £60 odd and crawling about in the cold trying to find where it is before you fit the new one.

    Snap his hand off !!!
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