brett at cloud9.net
Mon Dec 17 17:20:23 PST 2007
On Dec 17, 2007, at 3:34 PM, Bernie Benz wrote:
> Likely the battery.
If it clicks and various accessories work, it's most certainly not the
battery. Clicking means it is not the ignition switch.
A more likely culprit is the copper strap from the solenoid to the
starter. It's well known to corrode and fail on almost every 5-
cylinder Audi/VW built. If you install a new/rebuilt starter, paint
the cable- heavily.
Another possibility is a dead-spot on the starter rotor, or damaged
commutator. The cable is easy enough to visually inspect.
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