1994 2.0 not starting

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1994 2.0 not starting

Post by Mada » Sat Nov 14, 2020 8:05 am

Hi all,

Need some assistance.

Used the car on and off during lockdown to get to work then suddenly stopped working. I've changed battery and starter motor but still nothing. You can hear the fuel pump priming and when you turn the key you hear the starter clicking but nothing. I have power as all the electrics work. We have tried jump starting with no result. Any idea if there is anything else im missing?

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Re: 1994 2.0 not starting

Post by jrh » Sat Nov 14, 2020 8:21 am

Is that a new new battery or another used battery ?

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Re: 1994 2.0 not starting

Post by mojo98 » Sat Nov 14, 2020 9:44 am

As John ask, battery? The other thing you say you have changed the starter motor, did you check it before fitting it,

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Re: 1994 2.0 not starting

Post by Kit » Sat Nov 14, 2020 9:47 am

Bad earth :idea:

Run a secondary earth cable, from the earth bar near the battery, to the mounting bolts of the starter.

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Re: 1994 2.0 not starting

Post by Mada » Sat Nov 14, 2020 9:54 am

Battery had a health charge done on it under warranty so should be OK, also wouldn't jump start, but still have full power to all electrics so think that eliminates the battery?

Will try the earth and add an extra lead on

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Re: 1994 2.0 not starting

Post by jrh » Sat Nov 14, 2020 10:59 am

And if the earth lead doesn't work, and you are sure it isn't battery then it must be the starter motor solenoid contacts .

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Re: 1994 2.0 not starting

Post by Mada » Sat Nov 14, 2020 11:03 am

Earth lead didn't work, so I'll take start off when I'm off nights and clean the Contacts and also on the leads themselves

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Re: 1994 2.0 not starting

Post by cpt black » Sat Nov 14, 2020 2:08 pm

Has it still got the original immobilser :?: or has it been bypassed
if bypassed check the connections on the bypass,or
if you have after market alarm try taking it off

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Re: 1994 2.0 not starting

Post by jrh » Sat Nov 14, 2020 5:04 pm

As I understand it, the 'first click' you hear will be the solenoid trying to make the contacts hard enough to spin the starter motor.
By the time it starts to rotate it will have enough inertia to bring the contacts into hard contact , because now it has to turn the engine over.
Massive current draw on battery.
Once the engine 'starts' , it will accelerate the starter out of mesh , by which time you have released the key . Contacts open.
Job done.
Worth testing the solenoid/starter motor before you put it back on the car.

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Re: 1994 2.0 not starting

Post by jrh » Sat Nov 14, 2020 5:07 pm

Like cpt wrote, it is just possible the relay contacts to the solenoid are faulty , worth checking First.

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