Car wont start

Asked by Apr 28, 2017 at 01:31 AM about the 2003 Audi A4 1.8T quattro Sedan AWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Hello i have an 03 audi a4 1.8l and my timing belt
broke my mechanic told me that one of the bolts
from the spring tension broke of and fell into my
crank gear so it destroyed my crank gear and belt i
didnt know what was going on when this happened
so when it turned off i tried to turn it back on as it
didnt work , i towd it to my mechanic he replaced
the crank gear and belt including the water pump
and pulleys and now it wont start. I tried turning it
on but its just keeps going i dont hear a crank like
as if the starter was just going . The accessories
belt doesnt go fast at all ethier will the key is trying
to turn it on . He didnt charge me for any labor
because he didnt fix it but now he doesnt know
what to do and nethier do i. I gave him new spark
plugs and he intalled them but i think he installed
the coils in the wrong order as what my brother
says but i have no clue i need help what can i do.

2 Answers

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There is so much going on, and so much needs to be checked. Is this mechanic a friend of a friend, or is this gent from a reputable shop? There are a set of logical steps that I would take. Such as, checking if all that he took apart is back together correctly. He may have left off a few things, like wire connections, or incorrectly reconnected the spark plug wires to the wrong spark plugs. Next I would scan the engine with a scan tool for error codes. Have you done that? You can borrow one at AutoZone....just leave a deposit to return it. I would also take it to a AAA (find a mechanic under AAA.com) certified mechanic, and tear into that past repair. He will be able to tell you all the things that are wrong on it, and be honest about the repair cost. Just my suggestion

Your car has an interference engine meaning that when the timing belt breaks, normally valves get bent due to contact with the pistons. May need valve job.

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