Been having trouble since Christmas day with my petrol vectra 1.8 ( z18er).
Went out for lunch to mother in laws, came out to start the car and only got a click, suspected battery was flat so got a jump and all was well.
Got to my parents about 8 miles down the motorway, stopped the engine, tried to start and it was fine.
Came out to go home about 2 hours later and click.
Got another jump and off we go. Got into my garage, stopped the engine, tried to start and click.
I took the battery off and put it on charge ( it had around 15 hours), put it back on reading 12.3V and click.
Called the aa. It will not start with a jump now. Long story short, he said starter motors goosed. Got engine going with a bump start, back into garage, turned off, turned on - click.
Got a new starter and fitted it yesterday.
Turned the key and I cannot tell you how annoyed I was when I heared that click again!
Everything works with ignition on, lights, blowers, DVD player etc.
But when i give the key a turn to start the engine, it just sounds like a relay clicking under the bonnet.
Even tried spare key, jumped fine from two separate cars with matching batteries initially, but no longer jumping. New starter fitted.
I'm running out of ideas and patience so any help would be really appreciated!!
Thanks in advance,
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