87 Audi won't start ***

Hoffman Anthony J A1C 552 CMS/MXMVC Anthony.Hoffman at tinker.af.mil
Mon Aug 23 15:53:56 EDT 2004

I just fixed the same problem on my 88 5ktq about 3 days ago. My fuse box
went south. Wasn't going to buy a new one, so I used a start position power
source on the fuse box, and ran a relay in the front by the jump terminal. I
grounded it right there also. Works great! I won't have any problems in the
future either, since the relay now carries the load, and not the switch or
the fusebox.

Tony Hoffman 

-----Original Message-----
From: quattro-bounces at audifans.com [mailto:quattro-bounces at audifans.com] On
Behalf Of Cat ^. .^ ~
Sent: 23-Aug-2004 2:43 PM
To: quattro at audifans.com
Subject: 87 Audi won't start ***

Hi - My hubby's car will not start.

87 Audi 5000

Ignition switch does not activate starter.

No voltage at starter terminal.  

Starter and solenoid *seem* okay . . . 

Jumped terminals of ignition switch plug with no result.

He got it started by hot wiring it.
He has gone through the Bentley manual.

Is there any fusable link or other device between ignition and starter
solenoid ?

Is there anything else he might have forgotten to check ?

Thanks mucho !


'89 Audi 200 Turbo Automatic (Non Q)
'87 5000

one black cat names Jacques !

"Enjoy the edge you are on . . . don't think about the one to come!"  

quattro mailing list
quattro at audifans.com

More information about the quattro mailing list