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206 GTi fault

Discussion in '205/206/207/208 forums' started by welldweller, 7 April 2011.

  1. welldweller

    welldweller Newbie

    Messages:
    4
    From:
    Wales, Caerphilly
    Car:
    Volvo C70 2.3 T5 GT
    My son's car won't start. Been lying up for several months and the battery died completely in that time. Having charged the battery back up he has tried to start it and all he is getting is twelve or so clicks coming from under the bonnet and a fault code number on the dashboard (can't remember what number is says but can find out). Any ideas?
     
  2. turbonutter69

    turbonutter69 TC ModFather Moderator

    Messages:
    18,967
    From:
    Alone in the dark.
    Car:
    Insignia SRI.
    Have you just charged the battery that had gone flat?
    My guess is you need a new battery my friend.
     
  3. welldweller

    welldweller Newbie

    Messages:
    4
    From:
    Wales, Caerphilly
    Car:
    Volvo C70 2.3 T5 GT
    Hi matey. The battery is holding a charge. But the engine wont turn over.
    All the lights and other electrical stuff works fine. Its just that as soon as you turn the key and the lights come on the dashboard the clicking starts. Then when you turn the key a bit further to the start position, there's nothing.
     
  4. turbonutter69

    turbonutter69 TC ModFather Moderator

    Messages:
    18,967
    From:
    Alone in the dark.
    Car:
    Insignia SRI.
    Have you tried push starting it?
    If it goes then it'll prob be a starter motor problem. Sounds like the battery is dead though.
     
  5. clio197MJB

    clio197MJB Tuner

    Messages:
    97
    From:
    England - Barnsley
    Car:
    RS Clio 197 2.0
    sounds like the starter motor is dead, if all the lights are working and the radio etc. And you said that the battery is holding a charge.....its the starter motor for my money
     
  6. Prince

    Prince Torque King

    Messages:
    6,309
    From:
    Northampton, England
    Car:
    BMW E36 318is Coupe
    It's also worth checking the fuel pump (and making sure you have fuel to start with).
     
  7. Yugguy

    Yugguy Torque King

    Messages:
    4,787
    From:
    Rugby (expat Preston lad)
    Car:
    Merc C220Cdi Elegan
    Put headlights on and try to start, if they dim then power is going to the starter motor. Give it a belt with a lump hammer, it could be stuck in engaged.

    I'm guessing they still use the same system, a sliding gear that meshes with the engine gear when ignition is on, then gets thrown off when the car starts?
     
  8. baker180

    baker180 Full member

    Messages:
    11
    From:
    Manchester England
    Car:
    206 gti 180
    sounds like ur immobiliser to me mate. if it not had charge for a long time i think you might need to get it reset
     
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