www.tdiclub.com

Economy - Longevity - Performance
The #1 Source of TDI Information on the Web!
Forums Articles Links Meets
Orders TDI Club Cards TDIFest 2016 Gone, but not forgotten VAG-Com List Unit Conversions TDIClub Chat Thank You

Order your TDIClub merchandise and help support TDIClub


Go Back   TDIClub Forums > VW TDI Discussion Areas > TDI 101

TDI 101 Got a simple/basic TDI question? Are you a newbie (new to the forums). Feel free to post your question here.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old February 19th, 2008, 05:23   #1
xls
Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: EU.RO
TDI(s): PD 101HP
Default cold startup problem on cold weather

I read the sticky post on the startup issues, but there is something a little different with my VW Golf 4, 2003, 1.9TDI, 101HP.
In the morning, when the temperature is around -10 celsius, it does not start from the first try, the lights on board are on, I wait for the glow plugs indicator to turn off, then turn the key completely, but no sound, except a little hum. After trying this for a few times, it starts normally, the rpm is 1100 then decreasing to normal.
During the day, or when the temperature is around 0 celsius, it start without a problem, from first try.
When it first happened I changed the battery, and the problem dissapeared.
Perhaps the alternator is not properly charging the battery? Or maybe a dirty contact?
xls is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 19th, 2008, 05:28   #2
occb2
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: New Windsor, New York
Fuel Economy: 44 MPG
Default Starter

Sounds like your starter solenoid is on it way out.

Rob
occb2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 19th, 2008, 06:03   #3
xls
Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: EU.RO
TDI(s): PD 101HP
Default

Hi Rob,

What can I check to make sure that is the issue?
Thanks!
xls is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 19th, 2008, 06:20   #4
occb2
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: New Windsor, New York
Fuel Economy: 44 MPG
Default Well

There is a few things. What I would do if you have the room. Roll the car on a ramp. Leave it in the cold. The next day, when it would normally have the problem. Attempt to start it. If no start. Tap the solenoid and see if it kicks in. That is the old fashion way. You can pull it out and on a bench, check out the starter. That is what I would do. It looks like an easy job from under the car. Snap on sells a hand unit that hooks up to the battery and the starter and you can with a push of a button, turn the starter over outside your car. Cool also be the wiring going to the starter from the battery. Hope this helps.
Rob
occb2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 19th, 2008, 08:31   #5
NorthernMage
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Victoria, BC
Fuel Economy: 54/51/47
Default

I would check out all your contacts and grounds to the starter first. Take them off, clean them with steel wool or sandpaper and put them back together. This means taking out the battery and battery tray to get to the grounds and starter underneath but that could be part of your problem.
__________________
2003 Jetta TDI, Ventectomy, H&R OE Sport Springs...... (Traded for 2012)
2012 Jetta TDI, Platinum Grey No Mods (Yet!)

NorthernMage is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:47.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright - TDIClub Online LTD - 2017
Contact Us | Privacy Statement | Forum Rules | Disclaimer
TDIClub Online Ltd (TDIClub.com) is not affiliated with the VWoA or VWAG and is supported by contributions from viewers like you.
1996 - 2020, All Rights Reserved
Page generated in 0.12080 seconds with 10 queries
[Output: 63.22 Kb. compressed to 55.67 Kb. by saving 7.55 Kb. (11.94%)]