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Engine Doesnt turn over. . .

How would I get the Startermotor to turn over?
when I turn on the ignition the engine does not make a noise, it does nothng ((the lights, wipers, air con and stereo all go just the engine doesnt turn over)).

I have checked fuses but they all fine, apart from there are two missing that are called "ENGINE CNT". Will the missing fuses effect the engine truning over?

there is a pipe that has been put throught the bonnet that connects to the air filter [my friends put it in to "increase" the air intake but soon after they made the modification the engine woulnt tun over. . .]
would that have somethng to do with it?


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  • dobbiewilson Oct 05, 2008

    cool. thank you for the reply/solution. hmm it maybe, it went for a WOF but they never said anything about the startermotor. my father thinks it might be what my friends did. but i ont know. lol =]

    . . push starting is the only way that I can get it going at the moment. there are some tubes that are just dangling around the airfilter, would they do anything?

    i brought the car off trade me and there was no airfilter when i got it and so im not to sure about the fuses. would they actualy do anything?

  • dobbiewilson Oct 05, 2008

    when i try to start it there is no noise waht so ever. hmm, will try the battery. would jumpstarting using another vehicle work?

    the pipes are very thin, they are simmilar to the ones connected to the spark plugs [[all spark plug pipe things are attatched]] (they are little rubbery ones that hang near the airfilter.)

    thank you very much for helping me with my car troubles =]



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OK dobbie, there is a fuse/relay panel/box under your hood, check the starting relay, this will be a 30 to 50 amp relay, pull out the relay and check for voltage with a 12V test light or a multimeter if you have one. There should be power-in with nothing turned on. If you have power, look at the other relays for the A/C relay, these two relays are usually the same amperage, and switch them and try starting then. If there is no power in at the relay you will have to start tracing wiring for a break with a connection or in the cable. Let me know if you need more help, ok. quicbric

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Have you tried tow starting or push starting sounds like you may have a faulty starter motor if your friends have just put a air inlet pipe into the air filter housing this should not be a problem but check they have not knicked a cable while cuting the holes if you have missing fuses who took them out if nobody moved them they may just be spare holes for stuff on another model

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  • anth1 Oct 05, 2008

    If it runs fine after a push start you have a starter problem or ignition switch or the cable inbetween have you had yor battery checked a flat battery will also cause this

    when starting do u get a clicking noise from the starter try turning the headlights on full turn on ignition are they bright or very dim if there dim the battery is flat if there bright try starting what happens do they dimm if they do the ignition switch is fine and you have a faulty starter or flat battery

    the pipes hanging down wont stop the engine turning over they may stop it starting or make it run bad but it will still turn over and try to start they sound like engine brether and vacume pipes oh are you sure there pipes not thick cables the starter cable that gose to the battery is quite thick

  • anth1 Oct 06, 2008

    you could try jump starting this will rule out a flat battery the pipes sound like breather pipes they should not stop it turning over



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