Audi A3

since 1997 of release

Repair and car operation

Audi A3
+ Maintenance instruction
+ Current leaving and service
+ Engine
+ Systems of cooling, heating
+ the Power supply system and production of the fulfilled gases
- Engine electric equipment
   + System of electronic control by ignition and injection
   - Charge and start systems
      Storage battery
      Removal and installation of the storage battery
      Check of the storage battery
      The generator - general information and security measures
      Check of the established generator
      Removal and generator installation
      Check and replacement of brushes of the generator and tension regulator
      Starter - general information
      Check of system of start of the engine
      Removal and starter installation
      Check, removal and installation of the traction relay of a starter
+ Manual box of gear shifting
+ Automatic transmission and models with a full drive
+ Coupling and power shafts
+ Brake system
+ Suspension bracket and steering
+ Body
+ Onboard electric equipment
+ Elektroskhema


Check, removal and installation of the traction relay of a starter


In the presence of damages of the traction relay the gear wheel of a starter does not enter into a gear wreath of a flywheel. As a result of it the starter cannot start the engine. This malfunction meets more often than malfunction of the engine of a starter.

Check without removal

1. The lever of gear shifting establish in neutral situation.
2. Check condition: The storage battery should be charged.
3. Connect накоротко the plug 30 (a thick positive cable) and 50 (a thin cable to the ignition lock) a starter. The gear wheel of a starter should come forward to (click) and the starter should be started. If it does not occur, remove a starter and check it in the removed condition.

Check with removal

1. Remove a starter.
2. Connect the storage battery an auxiliary cable (starting) as follows to a starter and the traction relay. A negative pole of the battery connect to the starter case. A cable from the positive plug of the battery put quickly to the plug of 50 relays. The gear wheel of a starter should come forward.

The positive cable should be attached to the plug 50 during time no more than 10 with, otherwise the winding of the relay will fuse.

3. If the gear wheel comes forward, and the starter does not rotate, it is necessary to hand over the electric motor of a starter in repair.
4. If the gear wheel does not come forward, replace the traction relay.


1. Remove a starter.
2. Unscrew 2 bolts of fastening of the traction relay.
3. Disconnect and remove the traction relay from a starter.


1. Cover the plane of contact (F) of a starter with the corresponding hermetic.
2. Connect the traction relay to the drive lever in a starter, then fix nuts.
3. Connect a wire to the traction relay.
4. Again check the traction relay as it is described above.
5. Establish a starter into place.