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    Default 56 Reg 2.2 Direct won't start

    Hi, long time lurker here

    Left my lights on and stuck with a falt battery. Radio still works. Jumper start didn't work and initially there was some clunking noise, local (non vauxhall) garage guy is sure it is an engine problem. Decided to get to a proper vauxhall place later. Just wanted to know if he is correct?

    Since then the central locks don't work and each time I try to start the engine the immoboliser/electric fault light blinks, pedals feels stiff. I still think its related to the battery and somehow jump starting attempts have messed up with the ecu/emu? Can I somehow fix this by putting in a new battery?

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    It does sound like a battery problem fella. Try recharging your battery or a new one. Thing is with jump starting there is always a risk of spiking a ecu or something. Where they heavy duty jump leads that you used?
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    Open ya car with ya key so the alarm goes of then turn the ignition to position 2 don't start turn it off again ya central locking should work on the fob lock the car the unlock then try start it
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    Chris: I had a guy come in with his van, used two different battery boosters and his special jumper cables to his van.. he was quite sure that it was the timing chain as it rattled the first time he tried to start it. The engine was sort of cranking but not really starting (not sure how elso to describe it)

    Paul: will try that in a bit

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    Would the ECU reset itself with a new battery?

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    new battery in and still not starting.. its making a sound like its about to start but not quite firing up.. not sure how else to describe it. porbably time to go to a vx garage

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    Something smells fishy to me, a flat battery wouldnt cause a snapped timing chain! It does sound like something electronic has been knocked out of whack, im wondering if the guy with the van connected the jumper cables the wrong way.
    It needs plugging into a laptop to see whats going on.

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    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LJDT-7zWmU&feature=youtube_gdata_player"]Vectra z22se not starting - YouTube[/ame]

    It sounds similar to this engine. Left the battery disconnected today. Will check on it later. Will only be able to bring it to VX garage tomorrow (Now at Richmond)

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