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Hi, I have an 87 5000s with the 2.3L engine. For the past couple of months my igniton has had a delay between the time I turn the key and the time it engages.

The time has varied: 1-3 seconds. Now, the ignition will not engage.

So, considering the delay, what would be your first idea as to the problem?

Thanks,

James
 

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Possibly a faulty starter solenoid.Try cleaning the contacts around the starter motor and solenoid.Check for poor wiring too.Could also be a tired ignition switch.Age weakens and tarnishes the contacts.
 

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Originally posted by gimmeda8@Dec 10 2004, 06:15 PM
Hi, I have an 87 5000s with the 2.3L engine. For the past couple of months my igniton has had a delay between the time I turn the key and the time it engages.

The time has varied: 1-3 seconds. Now, the ignition will not engage.

So, considering the delay, what would be your first idea as to the problem?

Thanks,

James
Hi James,

I have a similar problem, would not start when turning the key, no power, lights etc, had they ignition switch etc changed, still same problem, have found if I grab the gear stick, (is auto) push down on it slightly and push it forward the car will start, apparantly its something to do with the gears not engaging (had diff replaced) sometimes I have to put it in neutral and do the same thing, wiggling the gear leaver while turning the key, always starts the car, otherwise, it just seems dead. cheers Trish
 

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A common problem with old Audi 100/5000 is keyswitch
gives you just the trouble you describe - first engage delay - then dead
you have to put in a new switchset
 

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i have a 94 90s with the same problem and i did what patricia said to do... and it works!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D

only i have a stick if ur having the same problem put the car in 1st gear and push down and wiggle it it will start B)
 

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ehhh no ne more :wallbash:

the car starts when it feels like it some times starts up 3 -4 times a day
then. sometimes i JUST DONT START!
 
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