car wont turn from key ....

Asked by Sep 19, 2015 at 08:43 PM about the 2000 Audi A4 2.8 Quattro

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

few weeks ago the car  wont start from key
but  had no problem starting when pushed   and in first gear
I went  to the  shop , find out that it was the starter made appointment
install a new one... following  Monday   except  that the car stated working  again  that knight ,,,,, and worked ok till now
it  shot  down again  same  situation
it  starts when pushed
what can be wrong , im thinking something is loose  fuse something
under the wheel is all open  I was looking  for the box the black box
to cheq out ,
any ideas .....
thanks  matt
oh I  drive a 2000 audi  A4 2.8 q

3 Answers

2,025

lol see again if the key works. if it doesnt work there is a way to check the starter if you can see it make sure that if it is a manual trans that you put it neutral with the e brake on. if automatic trans just leave it in part turn on the key to the run position. run jumper wire from positive to the small wire on the starter and see if it turns over if it does try the key again and see if it works again

2,025

if you have some one there that can turn over the key all you need then is a light tester. hook it to a ground under the car and probe the small wire going into the starter have some one turn the car over and see if the light lights up if so then you might have a ground to engine from the battery problem or bad starter.

8,575

i would suggest checking the starter relay and fuses. if thats not the issue start checking wires from the starter up.

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