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Rover 45 Dashboard lights on, but won't turn over.

2000 Rover 45 Problem

The Problem:

I just went to start my Rover 45 year 2000 & nothing happened. All the dashboard lights came on & the fuel pump ran, but when I turned the key to start there was nothing.
The dashboard lights dim very slightly, but the digital clock dims quite a lot. The solenoid clicked once, but after that, not a sound. The battery is showing 12.4 volts when I checked it. Have you got any ideas?

Ref#13641
CarRover 45 1.4
Year2000
Ownerandyinessex
Posted09/10/2012


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Solution 1

adam01 | Driver | Since: Jun 2012 | Posts: 0 | Fixes: 6 | View Garage
Suggested Solution

Two things to do

1 Tap your starter motor with a hammer

If that don't work.

2 Charge your battery from the mains

If that don't work your starter motor in broken.

Most of your cars power goes to the starter motor when starting the car.


Posted on Tuesday 9th of October 2012
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Solution 2

Witty | Driver | Since: Feb 2011 | Posts: 12 | Fixes: 716 | View Garage
Suggested Solution

Also get the battery load tested...


Posted on Saturday 13th of October 2012
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