2002 Renault Espace Grand Espace Expression 1998c petrol, manual
Won't start

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pars1
Driver
2 points

Problem added: Jan 3, 2018 (2 years ago)
Turn the key and engine doesn't start. Not firing, faint click only or complete silence. Dash and all indicators light up as usual. Used to be occasional but now all the time. Will bump-start. Thought it was a faulty starter so changed this, but problem continues.

Car details
Car: Renault Espace
Variant: Grand Espace Expression 1998c petrol, manual
Model Year: 2002
Category: Running Rough, Starting & Power Loss
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Derbyshire
Top Fixer
236 points

Jan 3, 2018 (2 years ago)
Get the battery tested. Check the earth.
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pars1
Driver
2 points

Jan 3, 2018 (2 years ago)
Almost-new battery; everything (else) electrical works fine.
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1/4drive
Legend
1,890 points

Jan 4, 2018 (2 years ago)
remove battery terminals and clean scrape until bright metal shows.
and at the other ends of both big battery leads,
The ground where it connects to the gearbox and the pos where it connects to the starter.
This is for high resistance in the circuit which you do not want and gives your symptoms.
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whittingehame
Legend
15,938 points

Jan 4, 2018 (2 years ago)
Get the battery load tested and alternator charging rate also .
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