Audi repair manual: Cure to chronic car problems like faulty Audi starter
September 25, 2007
For Audi autophiles, making sure that their vehicle is in tip-top condition is almost a religion. While most Audi enthusiasts are likely to subscribe to the DIY or do-it-yourself tradition of car care and maintenance, when it comes to the most problematic and rigorous of car troubles, they rely on an Audi repair manual to give them all levels of total maintenance, service, and repair information. A copy of an Audi repair manual is as important as having the tools kept in the car's toolbox. Aside from providing step-by-step instructions on how to perform repair and maintenance tasks, a good Audi repair manual also contains must-have information like torque specifications, tightening sequences, and safety procedures.
Best of all, an authoritative repair manual will also tell a car owner locations of all sorts of tricky fasteners while providing advice on how to deal with them. An example of common car problems that are likely to be encountered in an Audi is hard engine starting. The Audi starter, a device used to harness power from the automotive battery to start the car engine, is in most cases, the culprit. Turning on the key allows a small amount of power from the battery to flow to the solenoid above the Audi starter. When the low-current power from the starting battery is applied to the solenoid, oftentimes with a key-operated switch, it releases a small pinion gear on the starter motor's shaft and meshes it with the ring gear on the flywheel of the engine.
In case of a defective Audi starter, the repair manual suggests, among other things, to check the wiring where the low-voltage current flows. Additionally, the solenoid of the Audi starter might be failing. It is primarily responsible for closing out high-current contacts for the Audi starter motor. Once the engine starts, a key-operated switch is activated and a spring in the solenoid assembly pulls the pinion gear away from the ring gear, which then causes the starter motor to stop. This spring of the Audi starter solenoid inevitably weakens and fails to engage the gear set, resulting in a hard start that chronically greets car owners.
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