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I have just bought a ford transit 2.4 td 330 but it will not

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hi I have just bought a ford transit 2.4 td 330 but it will not start with out a jump start but battery is fully charged please help
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: it like it has a flat battery but battery has been tested fully charged and alternator is in good working order and been tested working
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Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: UK Ford
Expert:  Matt replied 9 months ago.

Hello

check that the main battery cables are on tight and the terminals are clean and bright. Do the same for the engine / gearbox earth strap.
Then follow the main positive lead back to the engine and down to the starter motor, and check the connection at this end as well.

There should also be a small wire to the motor which should have 12V when you're turning the ignition switch to crank. If the 12V isn't there, check back along this wire for damage to the insulation or corroded connections

This 12V feed comes directly from the ignition switch so this may be faulty and need replacing

Check the resistance of the main positive lead that runs down to the motor as anything more than a few ohms and it should be replaced

Don't forget to try a jump start from another car / battery as its possible the battery is poor, if you have a voltmeter a healthy battery should read 12.7+V

If this is all OK then its possible the van needs a new starter motor

Expert:  Matt replied 9 months ago.

Hi

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