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my 1.9d citroen relay wont start occasionaly will if i tap atarter new battery fitted tries to turn over then like the battery dies stops will start ok with a bump start help please before i waste more money buying the wrong parts
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markthebooler :

Hello

markthebooler :

Hi

Customer:

hi mate what do you think starter maybe

markthebooler :

Does the engine crank over fast enough after you tap it?

Customer:

sometimes will fire and all ok even starts again later with no probs but this last two days it tries to crank over but sounds like its stirring mud so i bought new battery but nothing did bump start ok though

markthebooler :

It does sound like a starter motor fault but before replacing it you should check the earth cable to the engine.

Customer:

someone told me to put a wire from battery to starter but this didnt sound right as need glow plugs to heat up , checked all wiring so far and cant see any probs

markthebooler :

Do you have jump leads?

Customer:

yes mate have tried jumping with old battery on and by tapping the starter it would sometimes turn and fire but as i say this wont work now

markthebooler :

Connect the black jump lead to the negative terminal of the battery and the other end to the engine.

markthebooler :

If it starts better then your earth strap could be faulty

Customer:

ahh ok will do if not this then would you suggest new starter ???

markthebooler :

Yes

Customer:

ok mate is it just simple unbolt bolt on ???

markthebooler :

Fairly simple.

Customer:

thanks youve put my mind at ease

markthebooler :

No problem

markthebooler :

Have a happy new year.

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