2001 Audi A4 Quattro fails to start after I lost oil through dipstick sleeve. I cranks fine. Getting fuel. Plugs good. Doednt seem to be any damage from the loss of oil.

Asked by May 19, 2015 at 07:06 PM about the 2001 Audi A4 1.8T quattro Sedan AWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Is my step sons car. He removed the radio
before I towed it home. I don't know if the
radio may be interfering with it starting.

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the radio does not generally cause this kinda issue. but a few things you will want to try is check for spark which is the first thing. Next check all the vacuum lines for leaks. There is a vacuum line that is on the drivers side of the car runs along the top side of the head it often breaks because the line is a funny rubber plastic and hates heat. also check your gauges for a key icon when you turn the power on mode. if there is a key in the dash its likely the car may have become unsynced to the car and the immobilzer is causing hte car to not start.

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