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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 11:13 am 
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here we go, one for you people of french knowledge, as i have none :)

1996 Renault Laguna 2.0 16v Estate

Right, was driving with kirstys mum to football training and the car was fine, no problem ran sweet came out afterwards and it won't start

its like a clang when you turn the key :doh:

theres power getting to the starter but it won't do anything

it won't bump start, or jump start either

any ideas?

the starter was replaced 2 years ago, and the main lead for the starter was changed in january :thumbsup:

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 11:18 am 
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that bad then :doh:

ah i was hoping its someething simple as kirstys mum has not alot of money, is going through a divorce with a waynekerr :x , has a baby on the way as kirstys sister is due any day now :) and needs the car :rolleyes: :lol:

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Sounds like the starter may have seized a bit. I know it's an old trick, but try whacking the starter with a hammer, you might get lucky and it will free it up, and in which case you'll know it's the starter.

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yeah, i have whacked it and its still not playing ball :rolleyes:

but why wouldn't it bumpstart then? :frown: :?

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Ooops, didn't read that part. :lol:

Odd one. I am going to refer you to Scott's post... :lol:

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damnation :rolleyes:

i hope she gets some money of the scumbag in the divorce to get a car, she wants a ford focus or something like that as a reliable sensible family car 8-)

poor laguna though, its done 121,000 and its had to put up with 4 kids over the years, maybe its had enough :lol:

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Are you getting a spark? If you can then you can rule out ignition. Could the immobilizer be doing something?

Re: new car. Get a Toyota Avensis. Been recommended by a mechanic. He said it's an awesome car.

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no idea :lol:

it was working fine, and i know when my dads immobiliser went it did nothiing, this is making a noise :lol:

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Yeah, check if you're getting any sparks, arc it to your tongue or something metal to see :D

Check fuses for fuel pump, can you hear it prime? Just go and fettle about with it :)

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yeah cheers guys :)

its just odd in the space of being parked for an hour its done this :lol:

and fuel pump is priming, can hear that :)

its just i am as mechanically minded as a sponge :rolleyes: :lol:

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An hour? Ahh well no wonder. The French mice under the bonnet have been left for way too long. They've clearly trotted off to the le boulanger to get a baguette!

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ah i see now :doh: :lol:

i'll have to go and find the buggers :squint: :lol:

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Ring up the Renault service team. They'll be able to tell you straight away. They're totally awesomeeeeee :thumbsup:






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No seriously, I think it's some wiring fault. Start with the spark and work back.

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cheers :)

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turned out to be a cream crackered starter as it was a cheap one :doh:

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I'll say nothing :look: :insanity: ;) :D

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cheers for your help :)

bloody french tat :P :lol:

hopefully it will behave now, i might treat it to a service 8-)

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Noooo, don't treat it! It'll shit on you from an even greater height then! :lol:

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:lol:

it could do with one :doh:

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