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My mates astra 1.8 auto 55 plate has a prob, it can be running fine then when you park up switch of ignition lock up car then return try to start it theres nothig,battery test shows bat ok,you hear a

Car can run and start fine,then after left car parked,on returning car has ignition gut wont turn over,it doesnt do this all the time,ther is a clicking sound (faint) but bat amp ok on meter,so is alt when running on meter,startermotor ok as soon as you give jumpstart,its turns,and starts,1st time and it might not do it again for days,battery is not loseing charge and it could be left for only a 2min period,when this happens, so its not something left on either draining it,its getting more frequent now and there,s no engine management light on either to read,any ideas people im baffled!!!1

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If it is an auotmatic then you need to check the transmission fluid. Remember when checking an automatic the dip stick reads in pints and not quarts like the oil dip stick does. When yo check it the fluid should be a bright redish color. If it is a brownish looking it is time to chane it and replace the filter. In checking it you need the emergency brake on and the ca in neutral and started. After you see what is in it gauging by the level on the dip stick then shut the car off. You need the skinny type tranny fluid funnal because you have to add it right in the tube the dip stick comes out of unless the added a special filler hole that i am unaware of in the newer models.
Once you add the fluid then see if it moves again. if any fluid was left on the dip stick when you first checked it it will not move. It still had enough in it to work it. If none shown on the dip stick then you have hope that it will go. If it still does not go then you need to change the fluid and the filter. The filter may have got plugged up and can not circulate.
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