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    Help T reg corsa. car wont start.

    Guys

    Bought my son a little runner for his 18th. all working fine and dandy. then on the weekend it wont start.
    key in the ignition and not even a tick over. just no pwer there at all.
    trying to lock the car, and the central locking ( from the key in the door lock only) struggles to lock itself.


    could it be battery related? I dont have multimeter to test the battery voltage, but could it be the alternator do you think??

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    Default Re: T reg corsa. car wont start.

    Sounds like the battery could have died, can you get it charged to see if it will hold a charge.


    Can you get jump leads to see if the car will start then take it for a drive to put some juice back in the battery.

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    Default Re: T reg corsa. car wont start.

    Yup batter is knackered mate. Even with a jumpstart, it'll probably drain out again in a few days. Give it a jump to see if it is the battery, and then get a new one via Eurocarparts and look around for a discount code. I saved £20 last time this wy!

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    Default Re: T reg corsa. car wont start.

    can do, but if the battery has died, will it hold the charge for an actual drive?
    I'm thinking its battery ( bare in mind I know feck all about cars) coz doesnt the battery start the car, then the alternator keep the car running, thus keeping the battery charged?

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    Default Re: T reg corsa. car wont start.

    £35 inc vat for battery. gonna get one tonight.
    cheers for the repsonse guys.

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    Default Re: T reg corsa. car wont start.

    If you can jump start the car you will be able to drive it but you need to work out if its the battery not holding charge or if its the alternator not charging the battery, bit of a chicken/egg thing.

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    Default Re: T reg corsa. car wont start.

    I would try jumping it first , he could have just left the interior light on .

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    Default Re: T reg corsa. car wont start.

    If you are reluctant to waste £35, borrow a battery of a mate to test.

    I wouldn't leave it running with the battery unplugged for long as this puts much larger demands than typical on the alternator.

    Also I once drove a car without battery and this car had a voltmeter on the dash - the readings were jumping around all over the place which I'm guessing won't be very kind to all the electronics in a car.

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    Default Re: T reg corsa. car wont start.

    it was thebattery. changed it, then tested a;lternator and current flow was normal.

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    Default Re: T reg corsa. car wont start.

    Barry cost about half as much as the fucking car does ;D

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    Default Re: T reg corsa. car wont start.

    Quote Originally Posted by BigBrand View Post
    Barry cost about half as much as the fucking car does ;D
    Who's Barry and what will he do for money

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    Default Re: T reg corsa. car wont start.

    Quote Originally Posted by ss30 View Post
    Who's Barry and what will he do for money
    He'll charge you loads, you can get him on his cell, I'm positive about that.... I'll go now.

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