1987 5k CSQ starting problem - long
audi at humanspeakers.com
Tue Feb 3 16:58:18 EST 2004
> This is a bit of long story... my brother-in-law's 1987 5k csq has been
> giving problems for sometime now. The symptoms are as follows: The car
> would not start when cold or for that matter even when it is warm outside -
> the problem began in Fall when it had not become so cold here in Chicago,
> yet. Jump starting the vehicle with another vehicle would enable an almost
> immediate start. I finally took it to our trusted mechanic who did the
Repeated attempts to start the engine
> results only in draining the battery. But if it is jumped with another
> vehicle, it starts right away. Can anyone give us a clue as to where else
> to look ?
I'd examine the quality of the major high current connections -
battery/starter/alternator grounds, main connecting wires, and terminals.
There is a long batery cable run from the back seat to the starter, that
has (according to my reading here) a splice in it that often develops
some inappropriate resistance. It's under the passenger footwell
carpet, as I understand.
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