Henry A Harper III
hah at alumni.rice.edu
Sat Nov 30 14:56:36 EST 2002
I don't think there is such a relay on our (VW-Audi) cars. The ignition
switch is designed to only allow one start actuation per off->run cycle
(it's spring-loaded). If you can turn off the ignition and turn the key
back to start before the engine stops, or not quite release the key all the
way in the run position and hit start again, I think you could get some
expensive-sounding grinding noises.
http://www.henry-harper.com hah at alumni.rice.edu
1991 200 quattro, 116k
1988 GTI 16v, 233k
On Saturday, November 30, 2002 11:29 AM, Kneale Brownson
[SMTP:knotnook at traverse.com] wrote:
> I didn't try a jump start because in the past, when the battery has not
> been up to spark potential, the starter solenoid would click or
> something. I'm getting no indication the "start" command is going from
> ignition key to the starter.
> Would the lock-out relay (the one that won't let you activate the starter
> while the engine is running) cause the symptoms I've got? Is one of the
> relays under the dash a potential suspect?
> At 09:17 AM 11/30/2002 -0500, Ingo Rautenberg wrote:
> >Don't know how things turned out, but I wouldn't hesitate with the bump
> >starting, especially considering the dual cats and Motronic (maybe I'm
> >crazy ;-) . So nothing changed when you attempted a jump start?
> >These cars are tough on batteries and even one that's slightly
> >has a bad cell can "appear" to be good.
> >Keep us appraised.
> >----- Original Message -----
> >From: "Kneale Brownson" <knotnook at traverse.com>
> >To: <200q20v at audifans.com>
> >Sent: Friday, November 29, 2002 2:43 PM
> >Subject: Bump Starting
> > > I was thinking of bumpstarting my 200q20v with the nonresponsive
> > > get it home to work on, but the Bentley warns against doing that.
> > > it's not good for the catalytic converter and "might damage other
> > > parts". I could see how a bunch of raw gas going into the cat
> > > good for it, but my car was running great before I parked it, so I'd
> > > it would fire right up with just a couple turnovers via the gear
> > > train. What else might get damaged? I'm thinking of towing at just
> > > couple miles an hour and letting the clutch out in fourth gear.
> > >
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