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    Default Will it start or will it not bother.......help!

    My beloved 55' 150 CDTI estate has started playing a new and exciting game in the last couple of days. Its kind of like a lottery with only two outcomes, it will either start or it won't!

    Turn the igition on to position two and an array of lights appear on the dash, after a few seconds only four remain: Oil, Handbrake, Battery and the EML
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    turn the key and away I go. On the journey I stop at the shop for a couple of minutes, back to the car, turn key to position two all the lights come and after a few seconds I am left with only two lights: Handbrake and Battery.
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    The engine doesn't even turn over. I then find myslef sitting in the car for 5-15mins before it will start properly as described.

    Any ideas......

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    Welcome,

    It might be better if you asked in one of the main forums where more visiting traffic looks in.

    Or ask a mod to move it for you.

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    if it wont start im assuming it may well be starter motor playing up....

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    Thanks for the welcome guys. I'll post on one of the main forums shortly. Cheers.

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    Thanks bigmac.

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    try a new battery in your remote

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    By remote do you mean the key?

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    I have a spare key, i'll try it in the morning and see how I get on.

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    I would more err towards the starter...check the connections are clean and secure.
    Check that and all your earth straps...(brown wires)

    The transponder is energised by the ring inside the igniton barrel.

    The key battery is used simply to remotely operate the door locks and alarm.

    Also if it was a tansponder pick-up fault ,then the lock symbol should come up on the little LED panel in the dash.

    Failing that, I have heard of a tired battery giving intermittent faults like this.

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