Question about Citroen C2
Ignition, lights and horn and all electrics work ok, when you turn the ignition key you can hear the starter relay/solonoid clicking, but the starter motor wont engage, i have been told it may be the main engine ecu, but if thats the case why is everything else working?, i have had it in gear to rock it to see if the starter motor is sticking but no luck, any suggestions would be appreciated.
Posted by Anonymous on
If you check your engine fuse box and find that your 20amp fuse is blown its either a sticking starter relay or water getting in your electrics. Try checking this first as the fuse box is directly above wheel arch and can get damp. Clean up green contacts and keep a spare 20amp fuse handy. After changing this blown fuse you will need to reset the engine management system by disengaging the battery terminal. You're clocks might be out but car will now start. Don't forget to buy that starter relay if problem persists.
Posted on Apr 24, 2012
If the clicking sound is coming from the engine bay, from the relay, you may want to have the starter itself checked out. You need to check if the ground cable from the engine to the chassis is secured. If that is OK, you may want to have the starter motor checked.
Posted on Oct 09, 2009
Yes, it sounds like your solenoid is bad and staying engaged against the flywheel, you could do an amperage draw and a voltage drop test to find out for sure, but you will need an DVOM and a amp clamp. Or you could take it into an auto parts store and they will test it for free. Hope this helps.
Posted on Jul 06, 2009
What do you mean by bump started? The lights and radio can work, but the battery may be too weak to crank the engine over. The best thing to do would be to drive it to a parts store, where most offer free check of battery and charging system (if you can drive it. If not, 1st remove battery and bring in for testing). The click you hear is classic low battery symptom, although it can be other things. So, 1st get the free test, and post results back here. How old is the battery? (and answer 2 questions!) Thanks
Posted on Apr 21, 2009
SOURCE: 95 Honda Accord Won't Start
YOUR CAR HAS TRANSISTORIZED ELECTRONIC IGNITION SYSTEM.BECAREFUL IT HAS HIGHER VOLTAGE THAN CONVENTIONAL SYSTEMS.PROBLEM IS IN IGNITION SYSTEM FIRST CHECK DISTRIBUTOR CAP AND ROTOR. MAKE SURE THEY ARE NOT WORN OUT. IF ALL IS GOOD CHECK THE IGNITION FUSE AND.CHECK TO SEE IGNITION COIL AND IGNITION MODULE GETTING BATTERY POWER.IF BOTH GETTING POWER.REMOVE IGNITION COIL.CHECK ITS RESISTANCE WITH A VOLT OHM METER.TO MAKE SURE ITS NOT OPEN.IF COIL IS GOOD PROBLEM IS THE ICM OR IGNITION CONTROL MODULE.ANOTHER THING CHANGE PLUGS + WIRES IF IT BEEN A WHILE.
Posted on Aug 22, 2009
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