Your car won’t start and you must go to a very important meeting! Don’t panic, you don’t need to be an remarkable mechanic to act effectively. By simply following the tips in this article step by step you will easily get rid of the problem and restart your Audi Q5.
First, we will try to find the reasons that might prevent your car from starting.
It is also possible that your car crancks but won’t start.
Reasons that prevent your Audi Q5 from starting
The battery may not have supported leaving your headlights on all night, or the vehicle key may have been forgotten on the ignition.
To make sure that it comes from the battery, and not from other causes, first check the lighting of your headlights. Indeed, a low intensity or no lighting might be a bad sign for your battery.
Let’s see the different causes of failure
In most cases, for a Audi Q5 that does not start, the battery is implicated because it gives the starter the energy needed to start the engine.
Verify if there are any lights on your dashboard. Refer to the light on to point the failure.
If when turning the key you can feel jolts, this is an indication of a low battery, and therefore it needs to be recharged.
A little trick that could help you a lot is to keep jumper cables in your Audi Q5, you will save yourself a towing.
If someone you know has the cables themselves, they can recharge your battery enough for you to restart the engine and the battery to recharge itself. Wait for a moment before departing even if your car is on, you don’t wish to stall at the first traffic light and have to repeat the operation.
Let’s move on. Let’s imagine that your battery is recharged, but however your Audi Q5 still doesn’t start. First, it is important to know that humidity and temperature changes generate oxidation that can deposit on the battery terminals, clogging it and preventing it from working.
When in good working order, the terminals are a metallic grey. If they have changed colour, it is necessary to clean them. It is possible to do this with a wire brush or sandpaper. Make use of a small amount of thick grease before rubbing.
Starter of your Audi Q5
Now you have followed our advice so far but your Audi Q5 still doesn’t react. It is now time to concentrate on the starter, the small electric motor that starts the car’s engine.
You should know that to keep it in perfect working order, a few simple and quick steps are required. You can give a few small jolts on the sharp part of the starter, which will loosen the coals and assist in their passage.
It should also be mentioned that this part does not have a specific lifetime, everything will be based upon its use and as a result on the maintenance of your Audi Q5. When it no longer functions well, it is often caused by a bad electrical contact, itself often caused by high summer heat. This lowers the conductivity of metals. If the weather is not hot, it is not responsible
Another technique to try to start your car is to put your Audi Q5 on a slope and by playing the clutch pedal, the engine will eventually start. This will function if your battery is dead and it has not been used to start the starter. In this solution, this trick avoids solliciting it.
If, on the other hand, after driving, your battery has not recharged, (so you still cannot restart your engine with the contact even after driving) two options, either your battery is dead, or it’s the alternator. Its role is to recharge it while driving. This means that your battery may be in good condition, but it has simply not been recharged by the costly alternator.
If despite all this you are unable to identify the failure, it is still recommended to see a professional who can make a diagnosis to be more reliable. Keep in mind everything that has been mentioned in order to provide him with information that could help him/her to repair your Audi Q5.
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