I have audi A4 2.6 1997 , it cranks but won't start, what could be the problem?

Asked by Nipho Sep 27, 2019 at 08:30 AM about the 1997 Audi A4

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

1 Answer

89,755

Even if the starter works, it might not be turning fast enough to start the engine, so it could be the battery. Are all the connections clean & tight. Might be a defective starter motor/solenoid, regulator, relay, neutral safety switch, or even the ignition switch. Might be a camshaft or crankshaft sensor. If you see a security light on the dash display, the engine might be immobilized..... Beyond that, your car might have an ignition or fuel pump problem. You're either not getting proper fuel or spark. Really could be either. Without seeing the car, it's not possible to say what the exact problem is. Why don't you take it to a mechanic to diagnose. If you have any dash warning lights, try to get a code reader on it.

Your Answer:

Audi A4 Experts

  • #1
    Deathjam4
    Reputation
    8,080
  • #2
    lukeyramone
    Reputation
    1,020
  • #3
    Josh Holder
    Reputation
    830
View All

Find great deals from top-rated dealers

Search

Related Models For Sale

Used BMW 3 Series
161 Great Deals out of 2,596 listings starting at $2,850
Used Audi A6
22 Great Deals out of 196 listings starting at $2,995
Used Audi A3
35 Great Deals out of 411 listings starting at $3,450
Used Mercedes-Benz C-Class
103 Great Deals out of 1,836 listings starting at $3,750
Used Audi S4
13 Great Deals out of 115 listings starting at $8,995
Used BMW 5 Series
32 Great Deals out of 648 listings starting at $1,495
Used Honda Accord
51 Great Deals out of 1,923 listings starting at $1,495
Used Mercedes-Benz E-Class
50 Great Deals out of 810 listings starting at $4,998
Used Ford Mustang
42 Great Deals out of 1,798 listings starting at $5,750
Used Volkswagen Jetta
94 Great Deals out of 3,269 listings starting at $2,495
Used Audi A4 Avant
7 Great Deals out of 37 listings starting at $3,995

Used Cars for Sale

2019 Audi A4 For Sale
8 Great Deals out of 95 listings starting at $33,933
2018 Audi A4 For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 55 listings starting at $25,995
2017 Audi A4 For Sale
14 Great Deals out of 132 listings starting at $20,900
2016 Audi A4 For Sale
13 Great Deals out of 135 listings starting at $14,888
2015 Audi A4 For Sale
9 Great Deals out of 122 listings starting at $13,998

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use. Content will be removed if CarGurus becomes aware that it violates our policies.