[s-cars] S4 Won't Start

James Murray (QB/EMC) james.murray at ericsson.com
Tue Jul 20 14:56:03 EDT 2004

Yes, but it's a 93 UrS4, I thought the switch problems where all UrS6 (at least that's what the recall pertains too). If the engine is not turning over then yes, maybe the switch or the starter. 

If the car turns over but doesn't start then it could be the CPS, do you get "check engine" light when you turn the switch? then check the ECU fuse! it's under the carpet right on top of the ECU... If this fuse has blown then you might have a bad POS device or coil.  

Cheers, /Jamu.

-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:s-car-list-bounces at audifans.com]On Behalf Of Karl N. Matthias
Sent: Tuesday, July 20, 2004 2:52 PM
To: Bill Mahoney
Cc: s-car-list at audifans.com
Subject: Re: [s-cars] S4 Won't Start


Hadn't thought of the possibility of the ignition switch itself being the
culprit.  A search on THAT returned a fair number of results, one of which


Seems like I'll investigate the starter a little and then head down the
ignition switch route.  Anyone else had a similar problem which WASN'T the
ignition switch?  Thanks


> Karl bummed ~
> ".S4 won't start, but the battery is fine, the key turns in the
> ignition, and I push-started it to get it home and that all went fine.
> There is no noise at all from the starter, no click from the solenoid,
> nothing.  ."
> Karl,
> IME this sounds like the guaranteed to fail eventually ignition switch,
> unbeknownst to you, remained in the start position, thus causing the
> starter to fail.
> Solution is a new ignition switch ($35+/-) new /rebuilt starter ($135??)
> and a couple hours repair time, okay maybe three first time thru.
> There is a nice write up or two or three somewhere on this.. but I
> forget where.  Search again or I'm sure some smart soul can post a link.
> Bill m

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