[V8] Starter or switch?

Kent McLean kentmclean at comcast.net
Sun Jul 27 15:20:32 PDT 2008

george.fallot at verizon.net wrote:
> HI,I recently noticed that the starter does not engage at times.
>    It seems that I don't turn the key far enough.It has always 
> started on the second or third time I turn the key. I replaced the  
> starter last winter, so I am leaning towards the switch being bad 
> not the solenoid. 

Since the starter is fairly new, I'd put my money on the switch.
Get one from a dealer; the aftermarket ones don't last as long.
If you are new to old Audis, it's the back half electrical part,
not the key-goes-in-here part.

Kent McLean
'99 A4 Avant, w/ quattro, V6, Tiptronic, :)
'91 200 TQA #1, backup car
'94 100 S Avant, "Moody", now with a new owner
'91 200 TQA #2, up in smoke 2
'89 200 TQ, "Bad Puppy", up in smoke

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