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  1. rangitira

    rangitira Funster

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    Brand new Battery, fully charged, Immobiliser recognises Key, live feed to starter (used tester) Wont start, wont turn over, not even a click:Doh: Panel lights do not fade when key turned to start position:Doh:


    Any Ideas on whats wrong?

    Rego = 02
    Donkey= Fiat 1.9 TDI

    Many thanks in anticipation:thumb: JohnMc
     
  2. Johns_Cross_Motorhomes

    Johns_Cross_Motorhomes Trader - Motorhome & Accessory Sales

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    Starter solenoid not getting 12v or dud, try running a lead from battery to solenoid, does not need to be a heavy duty cable.

    Peter
     
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  3. Wildman

    Wildman Read Only Funster

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    possibly a stuck brush, give the starter a tap with a Glaswegian screwdriver.
     
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  4. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    Bad earth connection (corrosion) between battery and chassis and or engine block ..
     
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  5. DP_JAY

    DP_JAY Funster Life Member

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    When I had the same problem it turned out to be a bad earth,new earth lead to engine cured it.
     
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  6. rangitira

    rangitira Funster

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    Thanks to Peter (John Cross Motors), Scotjimlad, Roger Wildman, and Jay:thumb:

    Spent part of today buffing various Earth Wire ends, tried it, no workee:Doh: as a last resort changed to starter motor, (had a spare because I insisted on retaining the old one after the garage in Scotland said it was clegged, it wasn't, I had it tested,:Angry: it was A1)

    and!:thumb:It started ok!:thumb:

    So well done Fellas and many thanks:notworthy::notworthy:

    And it was quite fortuitous really, cause while I was grovelling around underneath I spotted a water leak:Doh::Wink:

    Which comes to the sticky bit, the starter I removed, was purchased new (nearly £500) on 13-6-11 (15months?) What sort of Guaranty is on new parts? Even though nothing is on the Invoice?

    Any Ideas?
     
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  7. pappajohn

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    generally 12 months from date of purchase.

    you could try it now its off.

    pair of jump leads.

    one to the motor body and earth term of a battery

    the other to the pos terminal of the battery then stand on the motor and 'flash' it across the opposite terminal of the starter motor solenoid that the battery cable is normally fixed to.
    put a couple of nuts on the terminal first or it will destroy the threads.

    stand on it 'cos it will have one hell of a flash and kick if it turns.

    if it turns, the solenoid is cabbaged...if it doesnt, the starter is cabbaged.


     
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  8. Ralph-n-Bev

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    Glad you got it sorted .
    For a minute i thought it could have been the " fat arsed " warden you had an altercation with :Rofl1:
     
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