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    Default Help car wont start. 2.2 dti

    The car has been stood for nearly three weeks, went to start it today and the battery was flat (just clicked when I went to start it)


    I have tried to jump start it but it fires then dies, it seems to have power now as it just turns over after that.

    Help I need the car for monday

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    Has it been sat on an incline by any chance?

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    Does it die with the doner car still connected or is it when the leads are removed, if so the battery is so low it might need a good charge before it will allow the car to run.

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    it has been parked on a level ground. It dies whilst still connected to the jump car, maybe it needs more oomf and it just needs more charging. Maybe I have even flooded it?

    It has a 3/4 full tank btw.


    Cheers

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    If you have a charger give it a boost if the battery from the doner car is the same or very similar swap them over to try the car before you spend any money on a new battery

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    the other car is a clio, i will try and get a boost from my mates van tomorrow, pity the VX parts desl is shut as I have a card. Saying that I have a Halfords one.

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    sounds like the battery

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    hope so, just been out and gave it a try it fired then died. It didn't want to start after that.

    What size battery are they 096? pity vx parts are shut
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    Leave the jump leads connected and run the donor car for a few minutes. Earth lead connected to engine block. Then crank and crank and crank - I would dare bet it starts eventually.

    Look to see if any white smelly smoke come out the back whilst you crank


    When it eventually goes, leave the leads connected for another minute with both cars idling.

    Then disconnect the leads and go for a spin in the Vec

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    Battery off now and its on charge. Some smelly smoke did come out like you said.

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