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Bad starting vitara 1999

It starts first time when i leave home or work,also when i fill up with petrol,however if i stop again it probably will not start.eg the other week i went to help a friend with his rover i was there for 30mins.aprox.the engine was not hot as he lives only 4miles from work,when i tried to start no!!he called his friend mechanic,who had already had my car for a day but it did not go wrong,he was there in 5mins. when i showed him it started.it turns over well new batt.can you help please

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Intermittent starting can be caused, by the starter, brush being worn, this is also true for just about everything that uses brush, such as alternators, cooling fan, blower fan etc. There is no way to check this except by opening the starter itself. Another problem with intermitten starting is the starter solenoid contact. The solenoid would engage but will not turn the starter. On this one you would hear a deep click as you turn the key but nothing else happen.

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Get the Cylinder head temp sender tested , Also next time it does it push your throttle pedal to the floor and hold it until engine starts.
Hope this helps.

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