1997 Audi A3 Repair Question
Audi A3 Test light Problem
some times when i turn the switch, the motor do not start. I open the hood and hit the selenoid switch with a screwdriver and bingo the motor start. Do you have an idea what can be the problem.It can go good for a few days or week. like this week it is starting everyday without having to hit the selenoid switch since thursday lastweek.
Thank you very much
Sounds like the solenoid if you hit it and it wouldnt start untill you hit it.Do you have a test light to do some testing?
no sir i dont have test light , but if you tell me about the testings to do i can go to my mechanic and ask him dothem for me.
Here's the problem you have to do the tests when it doesnt start.
Have you ever used a test light?
No sir i never used a test light i am not a mechanic.But if you tell me what the tests are that i have to do when the motor doesnot start i call the mechanic and he will come to do the tests you are giving me to do with the test light.
I THINK "THE PLAN" HERE WAS TO MAYBE GET YOU TO DIY THIS DEAL---IT COULD VERY WELL BE A SIMPLE FIX!!!!
..................NO MECHANIC INVOLVEDMORE MONEY TO SPEND AT CHRISTMAS!
BESIDES, IF HE IS A MECHANIC, HE'LL SURELY KNOW WHAT TO DO ON HIS OWN!
A TEST LIGHT IS VERY INEXPENSIVE--- A DIGITAL VOLTMETER CAN BE HAD FROM $5--ON UP.....I 'LL SHOW YOU ONE IN THIS LINK BELOW..........THEY CAN RAGE FROM $4 ON UP
JUST A QUICK COURSE ON HOW IT WORKS
CONNECT THE CLIP TO A GOOD GROUND---TOUCH THE SCREWDRIVER NEEDLE END TO ANY WIRE/TERMINAL ETC......... IF BATTERY VOLTAGE IS PRESENT---THE LIGHT INSIDE THE HANDLE WILL LIGHT UP
BELOW IS A PIC OF ME TESTING A FUSE WITH A TEST LIGHT----SOME FUSES CANNOT BE "SEEN THRU"---THIS IS A QUICK WAY TO TEST ONE USING THE BATTERY TO RUN A COMPLETE CIRCUIT THRU THE FUSE---IF THE FUSE IS GOOD---THE CIRCUIT IS COMPLETE AND THE LIGHT LIGHTS UP!
BASICALLY.....A 3RD GRADE SCIENCE FAIR PROJECT!
END OF SCHOOL!!!!!!
NOW---I'LL LET saturntech9 EXPLAIN HOW TO DO THE SIMPLE TESTING AT THE SOLENOID!!!---ALL YOURS BUDDY!
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I am an electricien and have A DIGITAL VOLTMETER and if you explain to me how to do the testing at the Selenoid sure i am able to do it my self. Waiting for your response to do the job.
i think you are a scammmer and just wanted my 2 dollar donation. because still you didnot tell me how to test the selenoid.
We are not scamers we have a lot of questions to answer each day so you have a A3 because i only have info for us sold cars i only have a A4 listed in my info for that year.The A4 shows the solenoid on the starter and the black smaller wire to starter should have power when the key is in the start position when it wont start.Is yours like that?