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    Angry Car won't start... Getting beyond annoying!

    Hey guys,

    Can someone help me out. It's happened a number of times now when I've gone to my car, went to start it and all it does is tick over... To get it going I've had to get someone to give me a jump start!

    All electrics work fine, can lock and unlock with the fob, all wipers, lights work just fine.

    Am I right in saying that if it's a a flat battery, then I wouldnt have any electrics at all?

    Someone suggests it could be the altenator but before I changed my battery l, this was coming back fine.

    I've disconnected the battery and gonna give it 30mins then see if that makes any difference.

    Other than that, can anyone else make any suggestions as to what I can check or try?

    One thing I did also notice was that when I was sat in my car, I noticed the bulbs in the roof light were still on but only emitting a very dull light (this is when the car is off, lights off and all deadlocked) do you think this could have any effect?

    Thanks

    Lew

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    Battery or Alternator
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    ... Oh and to add, last night I had to get my car jump started, drove to girlfriends in Liverpool which is about 10-12miles away down the M62. I stayed the night, left hers this morning at 10.30am and car started fine... Just gone 6pm tonight and won't start!

    My girlfriends Dad think it could be summit to do with the ignition switch or the start motor as he is ruling out the battery as its only a month or 2 old!

    Thoughts?

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    ... Oh and to add, last night I had to get my car jump started, drove to girlfriends in Liverpool which is about 10-12miles away down the M62. I stayed the night, left hers this morning at 10.30am and car started fine... Just gone 6pm tonight and won't start!

    My girlfriends Dad think it could be summit to do with the ignition switch or the start motor as he is ruling out the battery as its only a month or 2 old!

    Thoughts?

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    Still think it's battery mate
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    Well I've just reconnected the battery and nothing.

    If its the battery, then why is it doing it now? It's only 2months old from brand new. Did get it from Halfords and was the one for £90 odd quid!

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    Well I've just reconnected the battery and nothing.

    If its the battery, then why is it doing it now? It's only 2months old from brand new. Did get it from Halfords and was the one for £90 odd quid!

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    Battery, mine did the same with a newish battery, turned out it was to small for the car and as soon as winter hit it started doing exactly the same as yours. I got a refund from euro car parts and fitted the one rated for the V6's and the car has been perfect ever since even when it wasn't started for 2 weeks covered in snow.

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    could be a dodgy battery loosing its charge. get it replaced under warrenty. failing that, it will be alternator

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