knotnook at traverse.com
Sat Nov 30 19:19:56 EST 2002
Thanks, Henry. Perhaps I misunderstood Audi's labeling of the relay in
Position 8 of the underhood relay/fuse box. Relay Part # 332 014 156 is
called something like "starter lock-out". Maybe its purpose is to lock out
all other electrical functions during starter use and it doesn't prevent
the starter itself from operating????
At 02:56 PM 11/30/2002 -0700, Henry A Harper III wrote:
>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:
> > >Kneale,
> > >
> > >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.
> > >
> > >Ingo
> > >
> > >----- 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
> > >to
> > > > 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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