Car sometimes doesn't start
2008 Peugeot 308

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Penguinfication
Driver
1 points

Problem added: Aug 27, 2019 (1 year ago)
This video shows the issue (ignore the pulsating lights, it's just my phone camera doing that) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVDjcapr0Fw

Every now and then, my car refuses to start. It'll work fine if jump started and then will work for a few days normally.

I was jump started yesterday morning and did 2 medium length drives before I parked up at home. I woke up this morning and my car was having the same issue.

The alternator has been tested & the mechanics also said the battery was fine as far as they could tell.

I was thinking it was maybe an immobiliser issue?

Car details
Car: Peugeot 308
Model Year: 2008
Category: Electrics, ECU, Warnings & Lights
Running Rough, Starting & Power Loss
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whittingehame
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20,220 points

Aug 27, 2019 (1 year ago)
" the battery was fine as far as they could tell. " !!!! Surprised the garage dont have a battery load tester which will tell if battery faulty or not for definite . Alternator also needs LOAD testing .Does sound lika battery low or possibly weak cell which will show when load testing .
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paulieone
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1,786 points

Sep 3, 2019 (1 year ago)
check earth lead and also check the positive connection is good

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