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Vauxhall Vectra maybe starter motor not working?

2000 Vauxhall Vectra Problem

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CarVauxhall Vectra 1.8 LS 16v
Year2000
OwnerSazdawn
Posted23/08/2011


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The Problem:

Hi i went to use my car to go to work and it didnt start - completely dead, so i changed the battery thinking that this was the problem.

Now when i turn the key in the ignition the dash lights come on, then when the key is turned fully i get a quiet click and everything dies again.

My car was fine 2 days before when i went to do the shopping and has only done 89k on the millage.

Has the starter motor gone or could something else be causing this?



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Solution 1


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The click sounds like starter solenoid . Check all connections / wires at starter for corrosion and tightness .If everything is dying when you turn key , get the battery you fitted tested first .





Posted on Tuesday 23rd of August 2011

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The battery i fitted was a brand new one which i went and bought. all the connections are tight and i cant see any signs of corrosion.

Any other ideas? I am grateful for your help.






Posted on Tuesday 23rd of August 2011

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Check all earths , from battery and from engine / g/box to body .





Posted on Tuesday 23rd of August 2011

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Forgot to add , may be starter motor , could get it load tested .





Posted on Tuesday 23rd of August 2011

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Some have a separate starter solenoid, it also sounds like the sort of erratic behaviour a faulty coil could produce





Posted on Tuesday 23rd of August 2011

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ok i now have new battery, new starter motor which has a new solinoid attached. checked all wiring and connections all secure and good from the look of them.

however i still only get a click when trying to start the car. im now at wits end with it.
any other ideas? would the fuses or relays possibly be a cause for this?






Posted on Friday 16th of September 2011

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my cars doing the same it isnt going with a tow even it is like the igniton is turned off is your one starting with a tow






Posted on Saturday 29th of October 2011

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