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Experience:  owner/mechanic at 3D Automotive
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It's a 2006 A4. It sounds like I'm starting it when it's not

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Hi it's a 2006 A4. It sounds like I'm starting it when it's not fully out of gear but today it took 3 or 4 goes to start it
JA: How old is the transmission? Have you checked the brake switch?
Customer: I haven't a clue about cars I'm a woman with no idea about mechanics :-)
JA: Are you fixing your A4 yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I took it to the garage but the guy just started it over and over with no problem. He said he thinks it could be the fly wheel and would be expensive to fix. I just don't want to get ripped off!
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: No, it's fine otherwise
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: UK Car
Expert:  david craig replied 8 months ago.

Hi Im David. the starter needs replaced. dont let the mechanic buffalo you into anything else. the bendix on the starter probably has worn teethe and not engaging the flywheel everytime you turn the key.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.

Thank you by the way

Expert:  david craig replied 8 months ago.

you're welcome. please accept the answer and leave me a 5 star rating if you were satisfied with my assistance. its the only way i get credit for my assistance. thanks. have a great day.

Expert:  david craig replied 7 months ago.