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PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2019 10:16 pm    Post subject: Having a warm starting nightmare!!! help Reply with quote

I've got a 2002 C4 3.6 and it is driving me crazy. It won't restart when warm, won't crank, acts as if the battery is dead. If I leave it for a while (an increasing amount of time it seems) it will turn over and start fine. I've also been able to jump start it occasionally but often this won't work. It is particularly embarrassing in petrol stations.

A couple of times it has stalled at the end of my drive (which is a slope) and I've been totally unable to start it, with it half hanging out in the road. Tonight is just such an occasion, couldn't get it to jump start, alarm still worked though (repeatedly). Had to push it mostly in to a space off the road and leave it (over night at this point).

Battery seems fine, and I'd expect a jump start would still work if the battery is gone. What else should I be looking at? Earth leads I guess? Starter motor?? In pretty much all other respects it is great.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's a notorious 'Y' cable (alternator to starter) that can do this as it deteriorates over time and causes hot start problems and it'll be cheaper to replace than the starter motor initially anyway.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 29, 2019 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It sounds very much like the starter motor needs replacing to me .

It's more common to have a click when you try to start it in this situation so if you do hear a click and it wont spin over then that proves it .
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