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I've been using my sons Corsa 1.2 sxi this week and when I put petrol in the other night the car wouldn't start on the forecourt. All week the car has been starting from cold first time but this time after a short drive into town and a few stop/starts all I got was a solenoid click. I managed to get is bumped off and drove it straight home. I tried it again on the drive; but again only solenoid click.

My first thought was that a few starts over a short period coupled with the lights etc. had drained the battery and so bought a new one last tonight. I went out to fit it but thought I would try the key first and hey presto it started first try. This has baffled me and leads me to think the battery is not at fault.

Does anyone have any ideas as to what else could be the cause that I can check?
 

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Yes it would turn over if the cranksensor had failed. I suspect a starter issue. Probably a sticking starter motor. Next time it does it - give it a belt with a hammer?

Ive seen a few fail in the same manner.
I must admit that had crossed my mind but through experience starting problems in winter are usually the battery.

I'm back using this car this week so I'll put a big hammer in the boot. :thumbs_up:
 

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well it's happened again tonight, luckily there were loads of students around to flex their muscles :laugh:

So when the key was turned and held in the start position, the petrol and temp gauges went to zero, but no sign of the lights dimming. After a prolonged period trying to start all the warning lights came on the dash, with the spanner symbol flashing. I had my scangauge plugged in at the time but no codes were recorded.

Is this pointing to the earth strap or maybe the starter motor?
 

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I think you might be onto something, picking my son up tonight (without turning the engine off) all the dash gauges went off again, interestingly the indicators were no longer working. A couple presses of the dash brought everything on again. I'll wait for the next time it fails to start and try again. Thanks for your help.
 

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My sisters had the dash issue on hers when she bought it. I had to remove the clocks and pack behind the connector so that when the clocks are bolted in that it forces the connector into position. Its never had a issue since.
 
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