Skoda Octavia Starting Problems

2001 Skoda Octavia Problem

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CarSkoda Octavia 2.0 Petrol
Year2001
OwnerRobO_525
Posted30/10/2014
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My Octavia had sensor problems & they were changes - crank & cam, coil pack & plugs too. It then developed a problem whereby it wont start except if you "faff" around - unlock car, key in ignition, turn on & wait for dash lights to go out & if I try to start there is a clicking under the dash & it won't start. Still sat in the car-activate the central locking a couple of times, turn on and wait for lights to go out, open the driver's door & close, turn the radio on/off [any combination of these] and it will eventually start. Only once has the car misbehaved once running. There are no codes to download from the engine management unit and no other signs to help. The only constant id the clicking which comes from under the steering column area of the dash when it won't start. Can anyone help please? My local garage is lost for ideas! Thanks
Problem Category
Engine, Cooling System & Drivetrain

Electrics, ECU, Warnings & Lights

Steering, Suspension, Brakes, Wheels & Tyres

Leaks & Noises, Interior and Bodywork

Running Rough, Starting & Power Loss


Solution 1
whittingehame | Legend | Since: Oct 2009 | Posts: 444 | Fixes: 11463 | View Garage
Suggested Solution

Sounds like a sticking relay which you will have to locate by sound .


Posted on Thursday 30th of October 2014
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Solution 2
caringbear | Driver | Since: Nov 2014 | Posts: 0 | Fixes: 2 | View Garage
Suggested Solution

it's the battery.... not enough charge ......


Posted on Sunday 30th of November 2014
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