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I own a 2001 q3 convertible that doesn't always start. What…

I own a 2001...

I own a 2001 q3 convertible that doesn't always start. What could be wrong?

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the battery, particularly the terminal connections? Are they corroded?

I put in a new battery. Alsi my window fluid level indicator is always on even though the window fluid bottle is full.

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Convertible yourself? What have you tried so far?

Im having the work done. I know jack about repairing a car.

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

My inside lights don't always come on and when I cut the car off I hear running sound around the radio area.

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Greg
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When you say does not always start when does this happen:
When engine cold
Only when engine hot.
Is the check engine light on when the engine is running.
Greg
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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
The engine is warm when it will not start. The engine light came on tonight.
Okay good thank you .
How long do you have to wait until the engine restarts.
Greg
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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Waiting ranges 10 to 15 min.
Ok good this looks like a typical crank shaft sensor.
To confirm a good scan tool with live data will help to check this .
Or also checking for malfunction codes.
But we also do see with an issue like yours with a possible crank shaft sensor it will not trip any codes .
If you don’t have any means to check I would just go ahead and try another crank shaft sensor.If you need further assistance please get back to me anytime.Rgds Greg
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