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Starter Delay ?

AGB-S3 Jan 9, 2021

  1. AGB-S3

    AGB-S3 Registered User

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    Starter delay ?

    Noticing, when cold, turning the key , to 'start' there can be a slight delay , before the starter
    turns the engine over ..may be a count of 'one' .. ok later when hot

    Startup test's finished and display showing OK

    Starter motor on its way out ? 180K miles

    Tnx -Graham
     
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  3. rhubarb4

    rhubarb4 Certified Audi nutter Gold Supporter

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    Any joy with this, when it starts does it struggle to get going or just the first turn on
     
  4. AGB-S3

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    normal at the moment, no delay
    once it turns over , was as if nothing had happen, engine ran/runs fine
    just as if the key had just been turned
    could be the starter solenoid , or the starter contact on the ignition switch .... probably , at this age .. the solenoid

    what is the cct , key direct to starter or relays and fuses in the path ?

    definitely fibrillation inducing , until it turns over ..

    Tnx-Graham
     
  5. AGB-S3

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    Back again 1 second , then normal
     
  6. JohnM100

    JohnM100 Registered User Gold Supporter VCDS Map User

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    Cold weather and age.

    The starter motors are old and accumulate gunk over time so the solenoid won’t engage the flywheel as quickly. Ditto for retracting after the engine has started and that’s often the reason for those that have the post-start grinding noise.
     
  7. AGB-S3

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    Had the same with the 80CD , in that, the started contacts on the switch also failed ,
    that was wired directly ., needed a re-con started ..next on the list ..

    During the heat wave last summer , the door closed indicator failed to work , showed open and the top of the info display faded out
     
  8. JohnM100

    JohnM100 Registered User Gold Supporter VCDS Map User

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    Both are common age issues - mine did that too. Had to turn off the interior light to avoid battery drain.
     

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