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Lately my audi A6 allroad 2.5 TDi doesnt always power up the

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Lately my audi A6 allroad 2.5 TDi doesn't always power up the starter when the gear lever is in P or N position. The lever requires moving back and forward until the ignition does eventually power up the starter. It is taking longer and longer for the starter to activate, once it does the engine starts instantely.
Can someone give some information as to how I can solve this problem?

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Customer: replied 5 years ago.

I am prepared to wait another while. You require more information. I was laid to believe that the problem is connected in some way to the automatic/tiptronic transmission.I had the transmission ECU professionally tested and confirmed to be Ok. The transmission oil and strainer was replaced as it was thought that fine metal particles present in the oil might be causing the problem.


In my opinion your expert would have to be familuar with this transmission system.


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Hello and Welcome ..

My name isXXXXX happy to help you - Im sorry to see you have had a wait on your question..

The problem / fault you have is usually with the range start inhibitor switch ( people call them different things ) but basically - as you may well know, the selector has to be in P or N for it to start... When the sensor switch wears, you run the lever back and forth until it "connects " - allowing power to the starter motor....and hence starting the engine.

So this is not usually a very expensive job - ideally any local auto trans specialist - or even local garage can do this for you - of course any Audi dealer would know and be able to do this for you too... its a known / common fault which they are fully aware of... So thats the way forward on this one for you now to get this sorted out properly for you.

Best Rgds, MIKE.

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Customer: replied 5 years ago.

Hello Mike.


I had the neutral safety switch replaced with a new one, parts and labour cost in the region of £220. Audi refer to it as this but it is the same as the range start inhibitor switch that you refered to.


Glad to say it has totally cured the problem with starting, but it wasn't a simple straight forward job, it is located in an ackward place a few other components had to be removed to excess it.


Regards.


Terry.