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This is a particularly stupid question, with newbieness written all over
it...but...I'm somewhat at a loss for solutions short of risking a tow,
so I hope to harness the power of the Audi corner of the Internet in a
way that has helped me with many a Merkur problem.
Suspect: 1988 5KTQ
Symptom: Difficult starting. New alternator, good battery, cranks fine.
Dilemma: REALLY tough to start last nite, but risked sending my nervous
wife on a 2 mile journey to City Hall for her council meeting. Would
not start two hours later. Coughed a time or two, otherwise just turned
over and over and over....
Today, after a cold nite's rest, the battery and starter did all they
could, but to no avail.
Now, I have a dead soldier sitting in front of our City Hall in the no
parking paint with a very tired battery (still enough left if only I
could get some fuel to ignite within the next few dozen cranks). If I
can get it rolling, I will immediately postpone all Christmas spending
plans and deposit it at the nearest shop for a complete rejuvination.
I'll bend over as far as I have to, so great is my frustration.
Politically somewhat embarassing, but Laura just got re-elected,
unopposed, for another 4 years. I only hope our MARRIAGE lasts that
much longer, based on the automotive adventures she's endured.
Question: Did you stay this long? If so, I would like to know if there
is some hose I can disconnect, button I can push, lever I can move,
circuit I can short in order to achieve ignition with what's left of the
battery. I've already tried spraying starter fluid into the carb ;-)
Cheers and thanks for your patience. I promise not to waste this much
bandwidth again, but this is kind of a test to see how tolerant and
helpful Audiphiles can be, compared with the infinitely sympathetic
PS. One thing about Scorps and XRs--they start right up. Everything
else goes to pot at one time or another, but I've never been stranded
like this! At least not since I got rid of that '78 Scirocco.