Van won't start!

Jan 3, 2013
897
1,245
Mayenne, France
Funster No
24,131
MH
Rapido
Exp
Since 2010
Any suggestions?
Turn the key and . . . . . Zilch
Not a single movement or sound from the starter motor.
The battery is good, new. When I turn the ignition key the headlights and the dashboard lights don't dim, but the lights on the things that are plugged into the dashboard auxillary plugs do.
Any ideas on what the problem might be?
tia
 

Derbyshire wanderer

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Mar 30, 2014
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Derbyshire
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30,753
MH
C class
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8 years
Either the starter motor solenoid or an immobiliser stopping the supply to it.
See if you can get a test light or multimeter on the solenoid feed wire to test
 
Feb 21, 2016
4,207
13,765
Uk
Funster No
41,726
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Since 2017
I know nothing,but in the old days we used to wack the starter motor. If that didnt work,put it in third gear and rock it about. Difficult with a big thing like a Moho,I realise.
I’m sure those more in the know will be along to help. Good luck!

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May 31, 2015
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922
south oxfordshire
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36,639
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Hymer B584 classic
Exp
2017
Any ideas on what the problem might be?

I would agree with Derbyshire wanderer , immobiliser or starter solenoid . However i certainly would not advise giving the solenoid a wack , unless i knew for sure it was shot . Their often attached to the started motor and are not available separately . A test lamp should prove power present , and if there is then give it a tap , but be prepared to replace the starter motor .
 
Feb 21, 2016
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Uk
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C class
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Since 2017
Yes,on reflection a tap would be better than a wack! Is it going yet?

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Emmit

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For info. (just in case you don't know) the Immobiliser light is bottom left on the display.
I've had probs in the past by having another set of 'Smart' car keys with me when trying to start the van. If yours are in your pocket or near the steering wheel, remove them to place away.
Second, turn the key to show the lights on the display but wait.......... a few secs before giving the key the turn to get it started. Sometimes it takes a sec or two or three for immobiliser light to extinguish.
Good Luck
 
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