hello i have a skoda fabia 1.4 petrol classic 8v 2001 year i was driving and the power stearing started making noice and got had to turn when i got home checked levels fuses ect now the car does not have any power when you turn the key as if the battery has been switched off any ideas thanks
Country: United KingdomMake: SkodaModel: classicYear: 2001Engine: 1.4 petrol
Hello and Welcome to justanswer....Have you had any lights on the dash while driving - if so - please describe them.....Too - you mention in the Already Tried section -- "fuse battery" -- - what do you mean by that exactly ?Rgds, MIKE........................................
i looked at the fuses and tested the battery.
if you take battery lead off for 60 sec then put it on the car starts for 1 or 2 seconds then dies and will not start again
but i dont get any lights on the dash at all
Hello again - thank you for your reply and info..The steering system on these are electric - electronic - From what you say, the car has developed a charging system fault - and when that happens, the battery weakens as you drive.....and you will get the loss of steering etc-Further - if you have the situation now whereby you have charged the battery..and the car starts - but runs only for a few secs and stops - and this keeps on happening - then you have an immobilser problem now . This will have been caused by either the battery going flat - or, it being disconnected. Its unfortunate that that has happened if it has - because your only way forward with this is to have a garage plug in suitable diagnostic equipment to one trace the faults down - and two, reprogram the immobilser system so that the car will start and run properly.If you have not charged the battery fully then do that first - Ensure its fully charged - then lock / unlock the car with the remote / key fob - and then try to see if it will start and run properly - It might do then... as that can reset it , but IF not - then you will need to do as above Im afraid...
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someone said that it might need a new key or a dash cluster. as we have tried both keys and it does the same. is there anyway of resetting the immobilser( tempary) without pluging in a computer so we can drive it to garage
Hello again - thank you for your reply - It does depend yes on exactly whats failed here- The immobilser system on these comprise the key (s) , cluster etc - Its rare that the cluster would need replacing if its just happened because the battery went flat or was disconnected or that the key/s would fail. Too - even more unlikely that both keys would fail..But Im afraid there is just no way to bypass these- they are extremely secure systems - they are not designed to be bypassed for security sake - Some cars you can admittedly - but not these.I would suggest working through as above - re the battery / charge system first - just in case it is only that - and it will reset doing as I have outlined- IF it wont have it - then yes you will need the diagnostics Im afraid - but depending where you are, there are companies - mobile auto locksmiths - that are equipped with all that is needed - that can come to you and sort this for you. A local google or yell.com search will find same - that would save you having to have the car towed.I hope that helps you further - Let me know if I can help anymore at all - Best Rgds- MIKE.
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