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

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

7,255

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

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
Best Answer
8,565

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

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

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

7,255

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

7,255

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.

8,565

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

8,565

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

10

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!

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • 2000 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8t not starting

    Okay soo I have a 2000 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8t, let me just say I love this car but omg the issues I've had since getting it. So recently it's decided not to start. It has power & seems to want to bu...

    2000 Audi A4 1.8T Quattro

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Car starts and it shuts off/loses power 153 answers

    I have a 2003 Audi A4 Turbo.93K on it. When I start the car, the engine starts and as the RPM gauge goes up, it just goes right back down, the car shutss off, as if it can not stay on, sometimes its s...

    2003 Audi A4 1.8T Quattro

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Audi a4 fuel pump replaced, but somethings killing the battery. 10 answers

    My brother is a mechanic, I had him replace the fuel pump in my 2000 Audi a4 while I was gone to the beach for the week. I just had a new battery put in my car for winter, since it hadn't had one ...

    2000 Audi A4 1.8T Quattro

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • my car wont start 190 answers

    sounds like it wants to start but doesnt

    2000 Audi A4 2.8 Quattro

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2001 Audi Quattro won't start PLEASE HELP 1 answer

    Ok so I bought a 2001 Audi Quattro a4 and it was having problems with the alternator so I replaced it. Well now it won't start at all. Even put a new battery in. I did the security code and all tha...

    2001 Audi A4 1.8T Quattro

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

A4

Looking for a Used A4 in your area?

CarGurus has 11,458 nationwide A4 listings starting at $800.

ZIP:

Search Audi A4 Questions

Audi A4 Experts

#1 Deathjam4
Deathjam4
Reputation 3,000
#2 FordNut
FordNut
Reputation 770
#3 lukeyramone
lukeyramone
Reputation 490
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used BMW 3 Series
1,387 Great Deals out of 37,824 listings starting at $1,500
Used Audi A6
139 Great Deals out of 7,357 listings starting at $2,495
Used Mercedes-Benz C-Class
850 Great Deals out of 32,172 listings starting at $1,200
Used Audi S4
57 Great Deals out of 888 listings starting at $3,450
Used Audi A3
81 Great Deals out of 6,885 listings starting at $3,500
Used BMW 5 Series
594 Great Deals out of 14,897 listings starting at $1,000
Used Honda Accord
811 Great Deals out of 81,609 listings starting at $899
Used Ford Mustang
364 Great Deals out of 44,400 listings starting at $1,000
Used Audi A8
52 Great Deals out of 1,810 listings starting at $2,000
Used Chevrolet Camaro
282 Great Deals out of 38,302 listings starting at $1,250
Used Mercedes-Benz E-Class
554 Great Deals out of 23,226 listings starting at $1,450

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Audi A4 For Sale
18 Great Deals out of 4,938 listings starting at $30,000
2016 Audi A4 For Sale
8 Great Deals out of 217 listings starting at $24,993
2015 Audi A4 For Sale
13 Great Deals out of 314 listings starting at $17,993
2014 Audi A4 For Sale
50 Great Deals out of 1,102 listings starting at $15,930
2013 Audi A4 For Sale
42 Great Deals out of 666 listings starting at $11,988