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Car will not start??

Post  Guest on Sat Mar 19, 2011 6:08 am

Oh dear... must be Electrical me thinks..

I went to start it and it's totaly dead. Battery is good and I also had added some jump leads to my van and still dead..
So rule out the battery issue there is enough there..

She does NOT crank over.. it really is turn the key and nothing, not a sound nothing trying to work nothing..

So my thoughts.. I have power to the coil when I turn the key.. I can't be in two places at once to do any more testing..

I was concerned it might be either the key and barrel or this block in the engine bay that some meaty wires go to ( just on the inside of the off side wing ) wire goes to the starter motor ??

my thought was to get a thick wire and just go from the battery to the starter motor and see if that turns.. so then I know 100% it's not the starter.. I have looked for a solinoide but can't find one.. unless this block thing I am on about is it..( square block on the inner wing off side with the big wires to the starter )

??????????????? the other day I turned the key and it did the same tried it 2-3 more times and then it worked.. just thought how odd. now she's not playing game.. I can't see this being anything other than some basic Electrical item not working..

any ideas any one?

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Post  norway_triumph on Sat Mar 19, 2011 2:16 pm

My guess is the solenoid

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Re: Car will not start??

Post  Guest on Sun Mar 20, 2011 12:55 am

what I thought too but couldn't find one.. in the end I taced the wires back to a sort of block .. took it apart and wire brushed and filed every thing clean again.. refitted it all with new copper washers and grease.. seems to have sorted the problem once and for all ..I did a quick check on the start motor by shorting i out so I knew the motor worked..

got there in the end thanks

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