1991 100 auto won't crank

Huw Powell audi at humanspeakers.com
Sun Aug 20 22:13:47 EDT 2006

> History. Made an hard stop then stopped car. Car hasn't started since. It
> will not crank. No Voltage to 50 on the solenoid. Bentley says that there is
> relay #9 but my cars doesn't use relay 9. Anyone have any additional
> troubleshooting tips?
> I thought it might be the gear selector switch on the passenger side of the
> gear shifter but mine just has 2 contacts. which appear to be normally
> closed in 1 thru reverse and open in Drive. (at which point the buzzer
> buzzes with the door open.
> The gearshift indicator on the dash switches from N to D as soon as the
> iginition is turned on. It won't go into P or R or N. What sends this info?
> Is there another switch on the transmission that I am missing. Have I just
> missed it in Bentley?

Someone just presented this logic a few weeks ago - if your dash can't 
tell the shifter is in P or N, neither can the relay blocking the 
starter.  There must be another switch in there somewhere.

Huw Powell



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