1997 Audi A4 6 cyl All Wheel Drive Automatic 75000 miles
I have been having a problem with my car not wanting to start or dying shortly after start.I think this problem may be from a recent jump start I received after my car battery had been dead for a few days at the airport during a trip I took out of town. A interior light had been left on. My mechanic said he doesn't think that could mess up the computer, as long as it was performed correctly, but after reading up on the subject I am finding that it doesn't take much of a power surge to affect your computer.
Do these symptoms seem like it could be that of a faulty fuel injection computer? When I took it to the mechanic, they couldn't find anything wrong with the car and it started and ran every time.
There are a few things that I think it could be, but I'm sure.
Another thing is that I recently had the timing belt, water pump, roller tensioner, and thermostat replaced. The car ran fine up untill the jump start a few weeks later, so I doubt it has anything to do with the timing belt work.
When the car is running, it runs fine, no hesitation or other issues. The car always starts after acting up eventually, sometimes the battery dies from trying to turn it over so much, but after a jump it starts back up. The gas is good and I even used octane booster and fuel injection cleaner in the last tank and it didn't help.
Could this be an alternator issue? I know that they usually just doe and don't go in and out like this, but it has happened before in another car of mine that was in and out of the shop a few times before the correct problem was fixed.
Saturday, August 23rd, 2008 AT 12:26 PM