[urq] Intermittent no start

Jim Haseltine jim_haseltine at ntlworld.com
Mon Oct 2 02:37:49 EDT 2006

I have the same problem with my 88 Ur and that's got a pretty new small 
starter to which I've added a lot of heat shielding. I've found a way that 
gets me around the problem - it's to 'rock' the key between run and start. 
Bit difficult to explain but it seems to pull the solenoid into place after 
3-4 cycles and the car starts.


Jim Haseltine

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Louis-Alain Richard" <laraa at sympatico.ca>
To: <urq at audifans.com>
Sent: Monday, October 02, 2006 2:59 AM
Subject: [urq] Intermittent no start

> Hi there,
> Twice in the last month, my car refused to re-start when stopped for a
> short period after highway. The first time I bump-started it easily, the
> second time I had to wait 5 minutes and it catch normally.
> What is the cause of this behaviour ?
> Starter (the 1983 original "big bertha") has been rebuilt 3 years ago,
> the ignition switch seems to work fine (I was hearing the click-click of
> the hot start pulse relay during the attemps), wiring is tight but
> dirty.
> Thanks in advance,
> Louis-Alain
> Montreal
> PS: an overpass fell on an highway near my home yesterday, 5 persons are
> dead, 6 more fell in the hole. I've passed under that overpass less than
> 1 hour before the accident (heading to Tremblant for the NEQ event).
> Sometimes, you just feel lucky.
> http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2006/10/01/overpass-collapse.html
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