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Car not starting (battery fine)

Tried starting my car today, 56 plate Punto grande 1.2 petrol and nothing is happening. No noises, nothing. Tested battery and itís fine any ideas from anyone would be greatly appreciated!
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Tried starting my car today, 56 plate Punto grande 1.2 petrol and nothing is happening. No noises, nothing. Tested battery and itís fine any ideas from anyone would be greatly appreciated!
Hi Ollie.

Probably simple..

Look at FAQs .. top of Grande Section.

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Re: Car not starting (battery fine)

Thanks buddy Iíll have a look!
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Re: Car not starting (battery fine)

Canít see it on FAQís
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Re: Car not starting (battery fine)

Start with earth strap from battery to gearbox.
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Start with earth strap from battery to gearbox.


On way back to it now bud so Iíll have a look thanks!
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Quote Originally Posted by OliPottage1 View Post
On way back to it now bud so Iíll have a look thanks!
Faq.. random electrical..

Shows how to check main earth ..

And covers damp fusebox..

Thats the 2 most common.

When you said it is DEAD what lights up?

Interior light..?

Sidelights.

Any dashlights??

Have you got a 2nd key?

Have fun.. !!
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Re: Car not starting (battery fine)

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Faq.. random electrical..



Shows how to check main earth ..



And covers damp fusebox..



Thats the 2 most common.



When you said it is DEAD what lights up?



Interior light..?



Sidelights.



Any dashlights??



Have you got a 2nd key?



Have fun.. !!


Thanks Iíll have a look, and all lights work, Iíve just tried jump starting to no success so Iím confident batter is okay. Also tried using a negative lead from the battery to ground and that also did not work. And no second key Iím afraid
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Re: Car not starting (battery fine)

Is it the electrical gremlins thread you meant for me to have a look at??
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Re: Car not starting (battery fine)

Well. That too
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Re: Car not starting (battery fine)

Thanks mate just canít find random electrical, new to the forum haha
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Re: Car not starting (battery fine)

Hi (who?) and welcome on board !

we don't even know what's your engine or if it has a dualogic gearbox ...
"Nothing" is too vague in this case, for me it mean that NO thing happens, i.e. no light, no horn, no dashboard light, no cranking: nada, niente, niks, rien, as if the battery was removed; get it ?
We NEED you Guys to be more precise in your issue description !!

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Re: Car not starting (battery fine)

Quote Originally Posted by OliPottage1 View Post
Is it the electrical gremlins thread you meant for me to have a look at??
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Quote Originally Posted by Bernievarian View Post
Hi (who?) and welcome on board !

we don't even know what's your engine or if it has a dualogic gearbox ...
"Nothing" is too vague in this case, for me it mean that NO thing happens, i.e. no light, no horn, no dashboard light, no cranking: nada, niente, niks, rien, as if the battery was removed; get it ?
We NEED you Guys to be more precise in your issue description !!

BRs, Bernie


Sorry mate as said completely new to the forum, and itís a 1.4L petrol and when I said nothing I mean there was no attempt for the car to start, no cranking, no ticking, however all electronics in the car worked so just to be sure chucked a multimeter on the battery and as suspected it was fine.
Ended up getting the car towed somewhere safer where I can have a proper look but Iím guessing the most likely culprit will be the starter motor.
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Re: Car not starting (battery fine)

Obviously the starter circuit (if not the starter itself), you can direct connect the starter 'launcher' to battery + to try to activate the solenoid: if it cranks the issue comes from command circuit, if it doesn't even pull your starter is most probably dead (brushes ?)...

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