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Old 14-07-2017, 07:43 AM
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Default Help - car wont start!

Morning (not a good morning!),

the MC wont start . Doors unlocked fine, all dash lights are on as usual, radio came on, hence seems like battery isn't an issue (had a new one on not long back anyway) but when I turn the key, absolutely nothing, not even a click. All I can hear is what I assume to be the EEC fan.

Any suggestions?!?!

Starter motor?
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Old 14-07-2017, 08:16 AM
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If it's not run for a few weeks, could still be an undercharged battery.
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Old 14-07-2017, 08:17 AM
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Try the obvious first - tighten battery connections. Any clicking noise from starter solenoid?
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Old 14-07-2017, 11:01 AM
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Its been used all week, including being driven home last night!

Im thinking starter as well, no clicking or anything......
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Old 14-07-2017, 11:47 AM
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Its been used all week, including being driven home last night!

Im thinking starter as well, no clicking or anything......
I had similar symptoms last year but it would happen when I was out and at the most inconvenient times (refuelling) but after a few attempts usually would fire up ! Changed starter motor (not easy job) but find ever since.
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Old 14-07-2017, 12:18 PM
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Cheers!

AA man has been and got it running again. He confirmed 12V live to starter and 11V when called upon (apparently) and all good, including from exciter/solenoid.

He therefore resulted to a decent sized hammer, a gentle tap on the side and its running again! After my approval (as cant get the car to a garage at present), he turned it off and having tried several times, its fired up every time since.

Maybe time to consider a new starter......
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Old 14-07-2017, 03:43 PM
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used to happen all the time in my old Pug 309 GTI. Starter
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