difficulties with first start, during the winter specially

Asked by Jan 04, 2008 at 10:10 AM about the 1996 Audi A6

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

AUDI A6/2.5 TDI,
Allways, first start of the engine (in the morning), is very difficult, specially during the winter season. Sometimes, it's not possible to start the engine, usually below -5°C, using alternative sources only (another car, pulling or pushing the car). Is my battery of 75A sufficient or I need "bigger" one? Usually, more powerfull batteries are with bigger dimensions, so it's not possibble to place it (under the rear seets). Thank you in advance, Ylber from Prishtina, Kosovo.

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Sounds like there are not enough CCA's or Cold Cranking Amps in your battery. You need a more powerful battery.


I notice you said it is a 2.5 TDI... when was the last time the filters were done? (this question is for if you crank and it won't start). My old teacher had a Audi (not sure what the model was, but it was a diesel. she had almost the same issue, turned out it was a battery cable (not sure if it was the + or -, and the battery tray itself. they were changed and for the next 4 years that I knew her she never had this issue again. Hope this helps

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it sounds like it is a problem where your battery doesn't have enough CCA's like littlehorn stated. how many miles has it done?

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