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    Hi
    I just went to the hand car wash and when I started the car to drive away, it started and after a second or two stopped very abruptly. It wouldn't then start again. Turned the key and silence, not even the starter motor turnig.

    Got the lads to push me out of the way tried again ,still nothing. Thought, RAC but tried it one more time and bingo, all working again.

    The car is a 2.2DTi automatic. Any thoughts on what the problem is?

    I initially thought it was the automatic inhibitor switch but why did it stop so abruptly after it had fired?

    Your opinions will be apreciated.

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    hi did you thought about going throw the gears like park reverse neutral and drive a couple times hope its ok johnboyna54

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    Mine did it too, once. It's the immobiliser playing up a bit

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    Was it a car wash that washes underneath the car? The water could have hit a switch or something??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Celes View Post
    Mine did it too, once. It's the immobiliser playing up a bit
    My immobilizer is playing up. what did you do to fix it?

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    I was only told it was the immobiliser, because the light with the spanner was flashing and the starter motor wouldn't budge.
    It did it only once and never again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Celes View Post
    I was only told it was the immobiliser, because the light with the spanner was flashing and the starter motor wouldn't budge.
    It did it only once and never again.
    Mine has the padlock picture on the display, and it says immobilizer fault on the screen in middle of dash.

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    HI
    Thanks for your replies.

    Nol, I had no fault lights showing, the dashboard display was normal.

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    Did you have this problem again? Or is it sorted?

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    i had this problem on mine when i first got it turned out to be the relays in the box next to the battery check them makes sure they are all pressed down properly

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