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Author Topic: car only start if bridge starter motor to battery  (Read 1768 times)

Offline dean willcox

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car only start if bridge starter motor to battery
« on: August 28, 2014, 03:16:12 PM »
Thanks for looking had an problem on starting 2003 2.3 petrol manual
 turn key everything lights up but car wont start unless i keep ignition key turned and i bridge  starter motor trigger lead to battery ? i have read problems with relays ? any ideas gratefully received
regards Dean

Offline insanitybeard

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Re: car only start if bridge starter motor to battery
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2014, 09:32:47 AM »
That sounds like it could be the relay 30 problem, I believe a defective relay 30 prevents cranking when the fault occurs, somebody else should be able to confirm this.
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Offline Mirez

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Re: car only start if bridge starter motor to battery
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2014, 11:01:13 AM »
Yeah I also believe thats the case, like you I'm not 100% but it's certainly a known weak point on the petrols
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