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wont start

ryan spent most of this weekend putting it back together ( interior )
and now it wont turn over
chrged the battery and still nothing it trys to kick over but just cant keep it

4 days till sat this is all we need :eh
 

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try cleaning the plugs mine did this a couple of weeks back and all i did was clean the plugs and it went
 

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its just had that all done as we had it R&R on friday just gone
but i will tell him to do it just to be sure thanks my love
 

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Check the basics. Is the starter motor engaging?
 

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If its trying to start and battery has power then spark plugs or starter.

Hit the starter with a hammer, it maybe jammed up.
 

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well my gsi done the same thing today so i took out the spark plugs and cleaned them up and heated them up with a hair dryer then it started first time.
 

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No Laura the EML wouldnt come on if the starter was on its way out!!!

Again, check sparks, etc. etc.
 

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ok chaps ryan will have a look when he gets home tonight
hoping it is nothing major as he has lates all this week so we wont beable to get it ready in time for sat :(
( fingers crossed )
 

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ok chaps ryan will have a look when he gets home tonight
hoping it is nothing major as he has lates all this week so we wont beable to get it ready in time for sat :(
( fingers crossed )
Dont worry, if its not the plugs (which it probably is) it will be the starter motor. Is the starter motor engaging? Or is it clicking, or clunking?. Do the dash lights dim as you try and start the car?
 

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Hope you get on ok tonight with it . Try doing as they say with the plugs or even turn the engine over with the plugs out .
Do you know anywhere local that looks at starters ?
There is a good place here but that's not much good .
If you take the starter out try and connect it up to the battery to see if it turns over .
I can't come up tomorrow as old man needs help but I'll see if I can come up on thursday instead of wednesday unless you realy need help and I'll try and come up tonight .
 

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Dont worry, if its not the plugs (which it probably is) it will be the starter motor. Is the starter motor engaging? Or is it clicking, or clunking?. Do the dash lights dim as you try and start the car?
The clicking Micky normally occurs when the Bat is to low, thus not enough charge to turnover.

It could be the plugs, however you say you have charged it. Is there enough power in the bat? Have you tried jump starting it? Also off jump leads? Try that.
 

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right this is what happens

turn the engine over it turns over trys to start no dimming lights ect..
it sometimes cough's as though it is going to start but then decides not to
that is it relay
 

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japcav said:
right this is what happens

turn the engine over it turns over trys to start no dimming lights ect..
it sometimes cough's as though it is going to start but then decides not to
that is it relay
Is it turning over at normal speed?
 

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The clicking Micky normally occurs when the Bat is to low, thus not enough charge to turnover.

It could be the plugs, however you say you have charged it. Is there enough power in the bat? Have you tried jump starting it? Also off jump leads? Try that.

I know Del ;) Laura hasn't replied to my questions just yet regarding any of the symtoms she's getting, hence why im asking, imtrying to narrow it down a bit.
 

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Have you taken a lead off and put a plug on the end to see if it's sparking ?
So it is actually turning over then ?
Is there fuel ? take the fuel pipe off the inlet and see if fuel is coming up .
 

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I know Del ;) Laura hasn't replied to my questions just yet regarding any of the symtoms she's getting, hence why im asking, imtrying to narrow it down a bit.
O.k micky :Cool2:
 
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