Ok i have a Audi A4 Quattro 1.8T and I have replaced the battery 4 times in the past year. It seems my car would only start when it wanted to. Now it's not starting at all.

Asked by Jan 06, 2015 at 01:24 PM about the 2003 Audi A4 1.8T quattro Sedan AWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I've disconnected the battery, replaced it,
jump start and nothing is working I have full
power on the electronics, horn, and lights
and it won't start?

11 Answers

13,265

is your starter bad you can take it off and take it to a car parts store and they will test it for you

1 people found this helpful.
Best Answer Mark helpful
25,295

have your alrenator checked if the car only starts with a fully charged new batter yyou have voltage issues.

1 people found this helpful.

It doesn't start on a new fully charged battery, it starts when it wanted to and now not at all

13,265

chech the red wire that comes off the battery conductivity to the starter when the key is turned

13,265

and is there any clicking noises under the dash

No I don't think there was a clicking unfortunately I won't be able to work on the audi for about a week. So I will keep y'all updated on the progress and let you know what it was when I find it and thank you all for the info.

25,295

just for reference terms what year is your car ? some modals have ingintion issues where if the car is equiped with an imobalizer will get desincted from the key if either of the two die. does your car happen to have a little symble of a key on the dash whe nyou put the car to power on postion?

It's a 2003 Audi A4 1.8T Quattro 5 speed and no key symbol

25,295

thanks. Any who one thing that is quite often to happen on audis and vw's is they leave a cooper wire exposed on the start that leads from the points to the solanoid. It tends to rot off. Its comman symtoms is the car will start getting a weak start up and degress to the point were it only starts when it wants to till it finaly gets to the point that the cabel is fully severed and comes off. If you can get under the car check it out its easy to see as the cable in question normaly faces towards the ground and does not require you to remove it till you find out wheather it needs replacement or not. If this is the case you need a complete new starter. This was comman in all audi a4 modals from 1996 till 2004's

10

Alternator dude

UPDATE: OK i got it to work and out of all the bs I've been through all it was is dirty battery terminals that's it and that should have been the first thing I've checked but hey, we all have our retarded moments. Thank you all for the help and advice!

Your Answer:

A4

Looking for a Used A4 in your area?

CarGurus has 954 nationwide A4 listings starting at $3,499.

Postal Code:

Audi A4 Experts

  • #1
    Deathjam4
    Reputation
    7,740
  • #2
    lukeyramone
    Reputation
    980
  • #3
    Josh Holder
    Reputation
    830
View All

Find great deals from top-rated dealers

Search

Related Models For Sale

Used BMW 3 Series
195 Great Deals out of 2,537 listings starting at $2,495
Used Audi A6
22 Great Deals out of 204 listings starting at $2,888
Used Mercedes-Benz C-Class
107 Great Deals out of 1,818 listings starting at $3,090
Used Audi S4
8 Great Deals out of 132 listings starting at $8,995
Used Audi A3
50 Great Deals out of 392 listings starting at $3,495
Used BMW 5 Series
38 Great Deals out of 608 listings starting at $2,966
Used Honda Accord
55 Great Deals out of 1,922 listings starting at $1,995
Used Ford Mustang
39 Great Deals out of 1,825 listings starting at $5,695
Used Mercedes-Benz E-Class
51 Great Deals out of 826 listings starting at $4,998
Used Honda Civic
218 Great Deals out of 5,639 listings starting at $1,990

Used Cars for Sale

2019 Audi A4 For Sale
102 listings starting at $34,888
2018 Audi A4 For Sale
60 listings starting at $26,995
2017 Audi A4 For Sale
24 Great Deals out of 158 listings starting at $20,900
2016 Audi A4 For Sale
11 Great Deals out of 115 listings starting at $17,400
2015 Audi A4 For Sale
15 Great Deals out of 150 listings starting at $14,499

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.