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Wont start when hot

When cold the car starts every time but when temperature is about 80 degrees the starter motor does not operate until engine hascooled down below 60 Degrees

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Hi there. Your starter motor itself is shot. Your symptoms is a typical problem associated with the starter motor where the heat from the engine affects the internal electrical connection.

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    Any codes? Mileage and year.



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Maybe cranckshaft sensor!!!?

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I have a 2006 audi a4 3.0 when temperature outside drops below 40 degrees it will not start ,when the temperature outside gets around 45 degrees it starts and runs with no problem . screen reads ok

I assume from the question that the engine is cranking over but will not start. Hence there is no issue with the starter motor on a very cold start.

At 40 degrees F you are getting closer to freezing. When this happens again I would check the operation of the fuel pump.
Take the fuel cap off the fuel tank and have someone switch the ignition on and off a few times. (just the ignition - don't start the engine up). Turn it on for 10 seconds or so and then off. If you listen at the fuel filler opening with the cap off you will be able to hear if the fuel pump starts and stops. If it is working it should start and then stop a few seconds later each time you switch on the ignition because the computer shuts it down in a few seconds if the engine is not started.

If the fuel pump is operating I would be looking for some electrical gremlins. You would need to check that the fuel injectors are getting power and that the spark plugs are also.

Ideally you would need to a quality scan tool connected to the car when you have this very cold no start condition whilst trying to start the car to see what faults may be present because it should pick up some malfunction if the start problem goes away when the temp rises a few degrees over 40F.

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If by "won't start" you mean that the STARTER struggles to turn, I suspect that the starter motor is having a temperature-related failure.
Replace the starter AND solenoid, and inspect the starter wires to verify that they're not burned or corroded. If the wires going to the starter, or their terminal ends, look in any way dicey, replace them too.

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It seems strange that you have this starting/no power issues when it over 70 degrees outside but not when it is cold. When it is cold the battery and starter are normally under more pressure to start the engine and it is also harder to burn and atomize fuel when it is cold.
The reason I suggest removing the trim panel and checking voltage at the ignition switch is that is the best place to start. The ignition witch has to have power present at the switch and must distribute that power as the key is turned to operate accessories and the starter motor when turned to the start position.
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