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    Default Random Corsa C "Not Starting"

    I wonder if any of you guys have any ideas on this problem that we are having with my sister in law's Corsa C?

    Its a really strange one, Sometimes for no reason at all it will just not start. totally dead. if you jump start if it works fine, and then its fine each and every time after that.

    When this happens its few and far between, but when it does it is a huge pain in the bum. What could it be?

    Please help

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    Possible Faulty CIM?

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    Does it crank over and not start? or is it a nothing at all scenario?

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    could be a crankshaft sensor they also cause intermitent starting probs, no fault codes, good luck

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    ok thanks for your help so far....I've got some more information on the fault....

    1. It clicks and clicks but makes no attempt to turn over

    2. it will happen even if the car has been run. e.g on a trip into town, stop the car, try and restart but it will not. intermittent again, no warning

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    in that case, a faulty starter motor. the clicking will be the solineod.

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    Thanks jonr, does that still hold true if it then starts fine when being jump started?

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    does the car ever turn over with the key or does it need bump starting?

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    we haven't tried bump starting it. once on the jump pack it starts with the key as normal

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    oh ok. battery then. replacement battery of a know good subsitute is the only way mate

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