car wont start properly

Asked by Mar 30, 2016 at 09:14 AM about the 2002 Audi A4

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

i have a 2002 audi a4 1.9 tdi since ive bought it in october 2015 ive had to
give the car lots of gas and wait up to 30 seconds for the car to actually
start,once the car has initially started you can turn it off and theres no more
problem untill the car has sat for about 3+ hours

i had the car serviced with a new fuel filter,glow plugs oil change etc which
made no difference,so next i changed the battery and once again it made
no difference,if anything it seems worse as i think the amps given out by the
battery are lower than the 1st battery. i appear to be just be throwing money
at a problem but cannot find the cause

ive had a look on a few other forums and the solenoids keep getting
mentioned,would really appreciate some advice on how i should move
forward with this

thanks guys

4 Answers

12,135

Sounds like a you are most likely having a starter issue. I would guess the car sounds like it is taking longer and longer to start. If starting the car sounds slow then i would say the starter is no good. had the same thing happen to mine before i found the copper wire between my points and solidified rotted off.

12,135

the tune up was probably a good idea regardless

Best Answer Mark helpful

thanks for the input Firstly the starter motor seems to fire properly, every time, if anything im worried im going to burn it out with the excessive firing,ill mention it to the guys in the garage thou as soon as ive got a few quid spare thanks

12,135

ive looked over a few forums and there is alot of mention of a coolant temp sensor causing this issue. I must enforce that you must Not buy cheap on this part since the cheap parts often result in the same issue after replacement as they throw the wrong info to the ecu. a few other things mentioned were an air temp sensor just behind the front bumper and air in the fuel due to a excessive pressure in the line (bubbling will show) between the fuel pump and the fuel filter. this is apparently what some one installed to fix the bubbling issue. http://www.idparts.com/pd-in-tank-lift-pump-a4-bew-p-585.html. hope this all helps.

Your Answer

A4

Looking for a Used A4 in your area?

CarGurus has 12,607 nationwide A4 listings starting at $1,000.

ZIP:

Audi A4 Experts

  • #1
    Deathjam4
    Reputation
    4,170
  • #2
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    630
  • #3
    lukeyramone
    Reputation
    620
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used BMW 3 Series
833 Great Deals out of 32,432 listings starting at $995
Used Audi A6
133 Great Deals out of 7,662 listings starting at $2,295
Used Mercedes-Benz C-Class
668 Great Deals out of 25,818 listings starting at $1,488
Used Audi A3
102 Great Deals out of 6,627 listings starting at $2,995
Used Audi S4
19 Great Deals out of 1,611 listings starting at $4,000
Used Honda Accord
424 Great Deals out of 101,059 listings starting at $1,200
Used BMW 5 Series
395 Great Deals out of 16,361 listings starting at $900
Used Ford Mustang
270 Great Deals out of 37,082 listings starting at $2,150
Used Mercedes-Benz E-Class
396 Great Deals out of 19,984 listings starting at $1,850
Used Audi A8
29 Great Deals out of 1,403 listings starting at $3,499
Used Toyota Camry
761 Great Deals out of 70,900 listings starting at $1,200

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Audi A4 For Sale
9 Great Deals out of 6,505 listings starting at $28,988
2017 Audi A4 For Sale
21 Great Deals out of 694 listings starting at $18,795
2016 Audi A4 For Sale
13 Great Deals out of 233 listings starting at $16,800
2015 Audi A4 For Sale
48 Great Deals out of 1,190 listings starting at $15,000
2014 Audi A4 For Sale
18 Great Deals out of 654 listings starting at $11,300

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.