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Bottletopburly

So yesterday my lad picks up his first car a little corsa 08 plate , so later on we go for a drive , filled up the tank off we go , we stop in a lay-by go to start off , NO Start  not turning over just a clicking from the fuse box relay , seems to have power, tried power pack on battery still same ended up calling AA out they sent third party recovery now car sitting outside house not the best start for my lad bless , now looking through receipts for car no new battery fitted in the last few years so could it be a simple battery fault , dash lit up just starter not powering up any ideas anyone, I’ve left message at garage to contact me so hopefully they’ll get back today .

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I always thought AA call-outs at least tried to fix it at the roadside first before recovery. Perhaps things have changed ...

Ah, that explains it. Many years ago, I had a similar problem caused by a sticking starter motor solenoid. I also called out the AA and he diagnosed the problem and hit the starter with a large spanne

Mine went in for a service and ended up costing £421.00. Not what I was budgeting for, but fair play to the garage, they saved me money by catching something early. 

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1 hour ago, Doc said:

Sounds like the solenoid on the starter motor to me. I'm surprised the third party AA man didn't tell you what it was.

He was only a recovery man not a mechanic I’m afraid 😟 

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1 hour ago, Bottletopburly said:

He was only a recovery man not a mechanic I’m afraid 😟 

I always thought AA call-outs at least tried to fix it at the roadside first before recovery. Perhaps things have changed ...

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16 minutes ago, Clive said:

I always thought AA call-outs at least tried to fix it at the roadside first before recovery. Perhaps things have changed ...

It was a few hours wait for mechanic so I took recovery as it would have been late 

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Ah, that explains it. Many years ago, I had a similar problem caused by a sticking starter motor solenoid. I also called out the AA and he diagnosed the problem and hit the starter with a large spanner. Afterwards I always carried a large hammer in my car so that I could persuade it back to life, but in the end even that stopped being effective so had to fit a recon starter motor 😊

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Mine went in for a service and ended up costing £421.00. Not what I was budgeting for, but fair play to the garage, they saved me money by catching something early. 

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Catr fixed fair play to the garage,they came yesterday afternoon towed  back to garage and it turns out so they said there was a loose connection on battery lead to starter motor hence starter motor not getting the correct power to fire up , all seems fine now took the lad out for a white knuckle ride lols 😂 ahh to be fair he was alright and I was probably the same jumping in a car for the first time  so he’s got a few weeks before starting his first job in Northampton 👍

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1 hour ago, Clive said:

Glad you got it sorted. Hopefully for just that, it didn't break the bank.

No charge, mind he had literally had car four  hours 👍

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