Ok i have a Audi A4 Quattro 1.8T and I have replaced the battery 4 times in the past year. It seems my car would only start when it wanted to. Now it's not starting at all.

Asked by Jan 06, 2015 at 01:24 PM about the 2003 Audi A4 1.8T quattro Sedan AWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I've disconnected the battery, replaced it,
jump start and nothing is working I have full
power on the electronics, horn, and lights
and it won't start?

11 Answers


is your starter bad you can take it off and take it to a car parts store and they will test it for you

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have your alrenator checked if the car only starts with a fully charged new batter yyou have voltage issues.

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It doesn't start on a new fully charged battery, it starts when it wanted to and now not at all


chech the red wire that comes off the battery conductivity to the starter when the key is turned


and is there any clicking noises under the dash

No I don't think there was a clicking unfortunately I won't be able to work on the audi for about a week. So I will keep y'all updated on the progress and let you know what it was when I find it and thank you all for the info.


just for reference terms what year is your car ? some modals have ingintion issues where if the car is equiped with an imobalizer will get desincted from the key if either of the two die. does your car happen to have a little symble of a key on the dash whe nyou put the car to power on postion?

It's a 2003 Audi A4 1.8T Quattro 5 speed and no key symbol


thanks. Any who one thing that is quite often to happen on audis and vw's is they leave a cooper wire exposed on the start that leads from the points to the solanoid. It tends to rot off. Its comman symtoms is the car will start getting a weak start up and degress to the point were it only starts when it wants to till it finaly gets to the point that the cabel is fully severed and comes off. If you can get under the car check it out its easy to see as the cable in question normaly faces towards the ground and does not require you to remove it till you find out wheather it needs replacement or not. If this is the case you need a complete new starter. This was comman in all audi a4 modals from 1996 till 2004's


Alternator dude

UPDATE: OK i got it to work and out of all the bs I've been through all it was is dirty battery terminals that's it and that should have been the first thing I've checked but hey, we all have our retarded moments. Thank you all for the help and advice!

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