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Clearly the battery needs testing - it could have a faulty cell that sometimes is apt to temporarily recover shortly after a load is applied.
If the battery tests ok and is fully charged the starter could be faulty or the battery leads, the engine ground lead in particular. A place to pay attention to is the inside of crimped terminals.
Having an assistant cranking the engine while you feel all the terminals in turn is a good way of finding a faulty or dirty crimp as it is likely to become warmer than the others.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Coming to your rescue....Check on the earthing cables from the battery and especially from the management computer....Once those have been checked try replacing the engine main relay and go through all the fuses....Let me know if you live happily ever after
Best regards Johngee10
Posted on Aug 31, 2008
Replace the battery if it is at least 4 years old. The computers will not power up if it does not have suficent voltage. put a new battery in it and check the charging system.
Posted on Jul 08, 2009
Most partstores will test battery altenator and starter for free. Either your battery is dead or your connections are not metal to metal contact, or you starter relay may be shot. You can put key in on position and either test with a voltmeter or use a screwdriver and jump terminals on solenoid to see if starter turns.
Posted on Sep 26, 2009
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