Vauxhall Meriva doesn't star when hot

2009 Vauxhall Meriva Problem

CarVauxhall Meriva 1.3cdi
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After a journey of a minimum 45 minutes, we go back to the car after a short break it won't start. When I turn the key it just clicks. The battery has been replaced. I personally think that the problem is the solenoid but cannot understand why it starts ok when cold but not when hot. If we leave it for a minimum of 1 hour it will start.
Help please!
Problem Category
Engine, Cooling System & Drivetrain

Solution 1
whittingehame | Legend | Since: Oct 2009 | Posts: 444 | Fixes: 11573 | View Garage
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Solenoid is part of the starter motor which could be your fault .Could check wiring / connections .

Posted on Wednesday 21st of February 2018
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Solution 2
1/4drive | Auto Insider | Since: Jun 2011 | Posts: 25 | Fixes: 1640 | View Garage
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Electrical resistance changes with the changes in heat.
Or it could be expansion of metal due to temperature.
Either way a simple test that any tech can do is run a wire frm bat + too the starter small wire tag.
This isolates all the other electrics and mechanicals like the ig switch,
If it still doesn't spin over then the starter has a heat related fault.

Posted on Thursday 22nd of February 2018
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