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Car wont start - starter only turns for seconds, then cuts out

I have been told there is an override switch for the engine imobiliser and it is situated at the rear of the engine compartment. Is this the case on a 04 Clio 5-door petrol.
Already replaced car battery and battery in keys.

Hope you can help and keep my daughter away from my car haha


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Very common problem mate. Get the TDC crank sensor replaced. Of course it will drive you crazy until replaced. Takes time until it fails completely. Cheers

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If how ever you need to get the car started then you can try the following:
1. locate the starter motor and give it a few hits with a hammer this may then enable you to start the car, but remember this isnt a permanent fix and could leave you stuck as it dont always work.
2 get someone to help you push the car whilst its in gear push it then release the clutch so the engine turns over with the ignition switched on if your going fast enough the engine should then fire up if not and the engine just turns over then give the starter another try on the key and you should find it will then start, remember this isnt permanent fix so get the starter replaced as soon as you can.

If when you turn the key you dont hear any clicking noise and you have tried the starter motor as listed above then their is a good chance you either have a flat battery in the key fob if you have central locking or it could even mean that your imobiliser is playing up if this is the case then their isnt much you can do yourself as they are not servicable and would require a garage to look at the fault.

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