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Hi could someone please help, basically my van has just come out the garage and had the thermostat replaced.

While it was in the garage, I did the stupid mistake of quickly putting some trousers in the washing machine I got oil on and my only key fob for the van was in the pocket!

Anyways my van would not even try to start when I went to get it from the garage, we thought this was down to the key being broke and not registering with the immbolizer.

However, I then went to get the key fob checked and apparently it was fine.....so off I went back to the van, and connnected a jump pack to it, and now the starter motor was making a noise but not starting the engine.

We then thought we should simple be able to bump start the van as it does roll in neutral, we then tried, but when the clutch was pushed down with it in gear, it simple would not move like it is in the gear!

Please note my clutch generally still feels quite normal as well and the mechanic who originally looked at it, is now on holiday for the next 2 weeks....brilliant!

Any advice is appreciated before I have to take it in to another garage as I feel like giving up on this van now!
 

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And can ya see the selector rod moving, where it comes out the box,

Another thing what year is the van
 

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And can ya see the selector rod moving, where it comes out the box,

Another thing what year is the van
I'm not quite sure as I kind of just gave up with it as soon as it wouldn't start earlier on. I will have to check that tomorrow when with a friend?

It is a 2008 mate
 

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Yeah with a mate, ya best off starting it off a jump pack really , have heard ya can spike the ecu jumping it off another veichle, when ya go back, before ya try and get it started, get some one to go through the gears while you watch the shaft at comes from the box connected to the gear selector, it should move.
If ya try and start it make sure it is in neutral, has you already know:whistle: and if it starts see what happens when ya go to select a gear.
 

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If it rolls in neutral but not in gear with the clutch down then your clutch isn't full disengaging. This won't cause the van to not start.

Can you upload a video of the noise the stater makes? Also do you have any flashing lights on the dash when trying to start?
 

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Yeah with a mate, ya best off starting it off a jump pack really , have heard ya can spike the ecu jumping it off another veichle, when ya go back, before ya try and get it started, get some one to go through the gears while you watch the shaft at comes from the box connected to the gear selector, it should move.
If ya try and start it make sure it is in neutral, has you already know:whistle: and if it starts see what happens when ya go to select a gear.
Hi I will try and have a look for this as soon as my friend gets to me later but were no experts lol
 

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If it rolls in neutral but not in gear with the clutch down then your clutch isn't full disengaging. This won't cause the van to not start.

Can you upload a video of the noise the stater makes? Also do you have any flashing lights on the dash when trying to start?
If it rolls in neutral but not in gear with the clutch down then your clutch isn't full disengaging. This won't cause the van to not start.

Can you upload a video of the noise the stater makes? Also do you have any flashing lights on the dash when trying to start?
Hi I've just uploaded a video so you can hear a noise from the starter motor.

It does not flash any lights when trying to start just the normal lights that come on and off.

Before it had the thermostat changed, I had the slightest oil leak that would only leak once I did a long journey. I did not know where it was coming from and just kept my oil topped up and carried on as normal as it wasn't that bad. However, the odd time I would start the van and put it in reverse it would violently jolt back, but then once back in neutral it would drive fine in reverse and all gears. Someone told me this could be down to low gear box oil, could this be something to do with my current problem?
 

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Agreed @andy_v, either the solenoid isn't pushing the gear out onto the flywheel or the teeth on the starter/flywheel are damaged.

If you can get to the starter solenoid, down the back of the engine bolted to the gearbox, try giving it a tap with a hammer as someone tries to start the van. You'll probably need a long lever resting on it and tap the end of that instead. Be careful not to touch any of the wires on the starter
 

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Hi there tapping it won't work the starter is buggered end of story


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