Starting problem after a longer journey

2007 Citroen Berlingo Problem

The Problem

Avatar PDW222
Joined: 2 years ago | Profile
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Van has new battery all connections checked lights and every thing full power.van will start ok I work in Glasgow and travel to Newcastle at weekends after the trip home switch off engine try to start and just get a click,leave for say an hour and try again and starts up ok.make a short run switch off and again just a click leave awhile and starts up ok.after that use over weekend on short runs and starts ok. Drive back to Glasgow switch off try to start and just click same again on short runs ok all week back and forth from digs to work .its as if somethings heating up and stops it starting then ok when it cools down any ideas please


Car Citroen Berlingo
Variant Van 1.6 turbo
Model Year 2007
Category Electrics, ECU, Warnings & Lights

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Solution

Avatar 1/4drive
Joined: 8 years ago | Fixes: 1,862 | Profile

First instinct is a faulty starter.
There's an old trick of tapping the starter with a small hammer while somebody turns the key,
Try that.

Solution

Avatar whittingehame
Joined: 9 years ago | Fixes: 12,011 | Profile

Check this

" If the van's not cranking then first check that the main battery cables are on tight and the terminals are clean and bright. Do the same for the engine / gearbox earth strap.
Then follow the main positive lead back to the engine and down to the starter motor, and check the connection at this end as well.



There should also be a small wire to the motor which should have 12V when you're turning the ignition switch to crank. If the 12V isn't there, check back along this wire for damage to the insulation or corroded connections



This 12V feed comes directly from the ignition switch so this may be faulty and need replacing



Check the resistance of the main positive lead that runs down to the motor as anything more than a few ohms and it should be replaced

Don't forget to try a jump start from another car / battery as its possible the battery is poor, if you have a voltmeter a healthy battery should read 12.7+V



also try substituting the battery for another as I've known a very flat battery to drag down the system voltage too far even with jump cables

If this is all OK then its possible the car needs a new starter motor "

Solution

Avatar paulieone
Joined: 10 years ago | Fixes: 1,664 | Profile

i would probably be looking at the BM34

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