Mechanics

2.4SE AUTO DOESN'T START WHEN HOT

1999 Audi A6 • 60,000 miles

Car starts perfectly when cold, but when warm it just keeps turning over and never starts. Sometimes it does start but the rpm struggles and then it stalls when I put it into gear. If I leave it for 20mins or so for it to cool it starts ok.

I don't know if its related but a few weeks before the water temperature gauge on the dashboard stopped working, and just stays at the lowest value of 60 instead of rising to the normal 90 degrees.

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David2.4
September 1, 2011.




IF ANYONE ELSE HAS THIS PROBLEM= CHANGE THE COOLANT TEMPERATURE SENSOR!

I bought a new one for 5 from ebay and replaced it myself, used an online guide and it took about 30mins. It fixed the dashboard gauge and the car starts when warm or hot!

Tiny
David2.4
Sep 19, 2011.


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