Hi, I just bought a 2001 A4 1.8T Fwd Trip with 116K miles on it a few
days ago. This morning the car started up fine (the OK! display came
on) and I drove to the end of my street where I stopped at a stop sign.
At the stop, the car turned off by its-self and wouldn't restart after
that. Here's what happens when I try to restart my car.
1. All the lights turn on and everything electronic works fine.
2. The engine makes a "whiirrrrr"ing noise, but does not turn.
I didn't think it was the battery, but I tried jump starting it
anyways. That didn't work, so its not the battery.
I've spent a considerable time searching the forum and from the info
posted I think its the starter.
To me it sounds like the starter is turning but its not connecting to
the engine crank. Someone in a previous post suggested that tapping the
starter with a hammer to see if that works. I'd like to try that but I
have no idea where the starter is and what it looks like :(
Also, I'm still not 100% convinced that its the starter because that
still doesn't explain why the car died in the first place.
So what do you guys think? Starter or something else? Any help would be
I'd really be grateful if someone in the area (Orlando, FL) would be
willing to stop by and help me solve this problem or if someone could
recommend a good (and relatively inexpensive!) mechanic who I can take
the car to.
Someone in a previous post recommended Hans in altamonte springs, but
that was a year old post. Any comments or other alternatives?
Also, I'd like to get involved with local Audi owners, I don't know
much about auto repair but I'm handy with tools and willing to learn.
If someone has any projects that they need some help on, I'd like to
help. (Or if someone would like to help/guide me though repairing my
Get in touch with me guys, I'm in the UCF Area. I see lots of nice
looking A4's cruising along. Where art thou? :)
Please somebody come around and help me figure out what to do with my
current problem, it'd be great if somebody could bring a VAG!