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I'm in a real bind and desperate for service help in NY!

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Old 04-13-2013, 12:53 PM
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So here's my story. We bought a 2007 Audi Q7 3-years off lease from Zumbach in Manhattan. The Q7 must be a lemon because its had nothing but problems since then with the internal power system. The SUV has survived for a while (with a few battery changes) but the SUV finally got to a critical battery drainage level a few weeks ago and won't start.

The Q7 is in my garage. I tried to jumpstart the SUV again this morning to drive it to a mechanic, Audi roadside assistance sent someone over to jumpstart it, but this was unsuccessful after 1/2 an hour. Unfortuantely the geography of my driveway in Westchester makes towing any SUV out of here prohibititively difficult (the garage area is down a hill and then a 90 degree turn to the left).

Audi Roadside Assistance is telling me on the phone "you're screwed". I called up a few dealerships in the area today who are also all telling me "you're screwed".

Anyone have an idea on how to either jumpstart the car or tow it out of a difficult garage? I guess the other alternative is to tear the Q7 apart for pieces.

Thanks,
Mike
 
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Old 04-16-2013, 12:15 PM
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If the no-start is directly tied to the dead battery, would putting in a new battery get you up & running so that you can make it over to the mechanic? It sounds like you're going to need a new battery anyway.

I don't know much about the technology in the newer models, so if you attempt that, make sure swapping batteries doesn't require anything special(like having to be programmed to the specific car) before doing so.
 
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