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peugot 2001 307; ignition comes on...
peugot 2001 307;
ignition comes on but car wont start /engine wont turn over/not a sound from it/ the solenoid doesnt click/ lights and dash are working/electics otherwise seem to be ok/
hope you can help/ george*
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If the car's not cranking then first check that the main battery cables are on tight and 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 , again check this for clean contacts and that its on tight

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 car needs a new starter motor
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