2003 Rover 25 1.4 16v petrol manual Not starting

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glewis21
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Nov 29, 2013 (6 years ago)
i recently bought a 53 plate rover 25 its had a new alternator fitted started up the first time when i looked at it in the garage turned engine off to test central locking wouldnt restart seller told me was because it had sat around for a while. delievered to me today was driven from bromley to erith no problem started 2 or 3 times today when i was checking things left for half an hour now ive got the same problem i experienced in the shop what could it be ?

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Car: Rover 25
Variant: 1.4 16v petrol manual
Model Year: 2003
Category: Running Rough, Starting & Power Loss

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whittingehame
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Nov 29, 2013 (6 years ago)
Try a jump start , battery may be run down or needing replaced .Need to check the alternator that was replaced is charging correctly also .
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glewis21
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Nov 29, 2013 (6 years ago)
i read another post and it said about cleaning the spade connector but have no clue where it is
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whittingehame
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Nov 29, 2013 (6 years ago)
Must be meaning check the connector/ plug on alternator .With the alternator being replaced , it must have been faulty and not charging .That could ruin the battery and if it has any weak cells it wont hold any charge .You have to check charge rate with a meter and verify if charging or not .Most fast fit centres will usually check battery and alternator foc , while you wait .Should return to garage for fixing , if you start messing about with it , it gives them an out for knocking it back under any warranty .
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glewis21
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Nov 29, 2013 (6 years ago)
Cheers buddy I'll give it a go and see how I get on
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kevin75
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Nov 29, 2013 (6 years ago)
I had one of these about a Year ago and it would never start unless you held the Accelerator pressed about 50% of the way to the floor. Once you did that it started fine - ran rough for a moment and then it was fine.
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