[s-cars] Occasional hot no start - '95 S6 avant

Robert Myers bob at chips-ur-s.com
Wed May 7 14:31:03 PDT 2008


This sounds quite similar to what I observed when my '95 S6 cam 
position sensor started going south.  Very intermittent and 
unpredictable and, at first, somewhat self curing.  Eventually the 
southern migration continued to the no-start-at-all level.

Don't be intimidated by the horror stories of CPS replacement.  If 
you know what you are doing it is a 45 minute job for one 
person.  (I'm not that person but could, after watching that one 
person do the job, probably do it given maybe twice that amount of time.)


At 05:23 PM 5/7/2008, Jim Fleischer wrote:
>Hi Gents,
>Well, my climate control difficulties fixed itself, and I've been 
>enjoying hot and cold air from all vents.  A new issue has sprung up 
>lately.  A few days ago, my car didn't start right away for the 
>first time since I bought it 2 ears ago.  It started up the second 
>time around with little fuss, but thought it odd at the 
>time.  Today, after having driven it for about 10 miles, parked it 
>for about 5 minutes, came back out and -crank crank crank- no 
>start.  Tried this several times within about 15 minutes.....no 
>luck.  Checked under the hood, nothing real obvious, wigged 
>everything I could, still no start.  Let it sit another 10 minutes, 
>and vroom, starts right up.  Drives just fine for the way home, good 
>power, idle, etc. Got home, turned it off, started right up again 2 
>more times.  Let it sit about the same amount of time, go out and 
>starts right up again.  WTF?
>Come to think of it, the CEL light flashed on and off really fast 
>sometime in the last two weeks.  Just once, and quite a while before 
>this all happened.  I've also noticed a slight smell of gasoline in 
>the cabin lately, also occasionally, not always, and before this all 
>started happening.
>Any thoughts?
>Jim Fleischer
>'95 S6 avant
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