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Re: Help! Can't start it up...
Amnat Choeypatkul wrote:
> Dear Q-listers,
> URGENT! I need all your helps, pls... Here's what happened to my
> '89-90 (non-q):
> 1) This morning (temp outside: 56F), when I--first, started the engine
> I heard a _not too loud_ pop sound from the engine area. The engine
> was cranking, but it was not _fully_ started. (The engine sound liked
> it was coughing/fought to idle, not smooth as usual, then it stopped
> when I let go the key from the start position.)
> 2) Waited for 1-2 mins, then, restarted it again. The engine was
> cranking but not completely started.
> 3) Checked the diagnostics...got all OKs.
> 4) Restarted it again, the same result in 2)
> 5) Restarted--w/ the gas pedal pushed to half way, the engine started
> but its sound was very scary--like it was coughing w/ some
> _intermittent/moderately loud popping sounds_. (Its sound liked the
> engine fought to run at the idle rpm w/ the intermittent popping noise
> in the background.) When I let go the gas pedal, it stalled right
> 6) As of now, I can't start the engine, unless I pumped the gas half
> way. (But the engine would run w/ a very horrible sound in 5)
> 7) Opened the oil cap & cranked the engine, the cam was turning OK.
> 8) Checked the dist. cap, rotor, spark plugs, it's OK--got a juice.
> From all above, could you pls let me know...what went wrong w/ my 90.
> Anyone BTDT, pls let me know the fix & how much $$$ it's going to cost
> me. :(
> '89-90 non-q (69+K miles & sick)
> Internet: firstname.lastname@example.org
> - I just had "60K services"--from a _lousy_ Audi dealer in NYC area
> (Zumbach), back in June '97. (The dealer replaced the timing belt and
> it seems the belt was loose--because it has the same rattle noise at
> the ignition dist. as Wolff's the Beast.)
> - I was verbally told by the above dealer that w/ the "60K services"
> my car will automatically get 12K/12mons warranty from the Audi. Does
> anyone of us know about this warranty? (If yes, how do I claim this
> warranty from the Audi? Anyone BTDT?)
Check the air boot at the air flow meter it probably poped off when the