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Vivaro 2.0 none start. Was intermittent start and now no…

Vivaro 2.0 none start ...

Vivaro 2.0 none start

Mechanic's Assistant: How long have you had problems starting the vehicle? Do any lights still turn on?

Was intermittent start and now no start

Mechanic's Assistant: What year is your Vivaro?

Yes the lights come on as usual 2013

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the Mechanic to know before I connect you?

I could start when our diagnostic machine could clear any fault codes, but when it would not start the machine could rear codes from the ecu but it could not clear them no matter how often you tried

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UK Auto Mechanic: Malcolm Gillespie, UK Car Mechanic replied 1 year ago
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UK Auto Mechanic: Malcolm Gillespie, UK Car Mechanic replied 1 year ago

What are the codes that wont clear please.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Hi there,
I am thinking there is a wiring fault, and when i moved the ecu loom it no longer started. Then moved again and would not start. Well thats a long story let me start...
First there was one code about boost pressure sensor and then one about Mass Air Flow.
Cleared them.
However someone said it would be the ECU and took it apart and broke it now. Now I have had to get an ECU company to get a new ECU, virginise it and remove the immobiliser system.
Codes currently should not stop it starting, I will get you them soon. Main ones:
DPF not present
ECU no communication with heater control
Etc...Im thinking maybe the earth strap from gearbox to body as I have read they suffer from that sometimes.
Or possible Crank sensor / wiring to sensor???
UK Auto Mechanic: Malcolm Gillespie, UK Car Mechanic replied 1 year ago

The earth strap does break on this model , crank sensor or wiring would have had a code..

Mass air flow is a common one , clean it of oil and try again..

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
would air mass stop it starting?
UK Auto Mechanic: Malcolm Gillespie, UK Car Mechanic replied 1 year ago

YES

Clean it with electrical cleaner.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
When it was starting I disconnect the air mass and see if it still started and it still startedYeah I will clean it in the morning, and check earth strap
UK Auto Mechanic: Malcolm Gillespie, UK Car Mechanic replied 1 year ago

Disconnect again see if it starts.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Tried it mate
UK Auto Mechanic: Malcolm Gillespie, UK Car Mechanic replied 1 year ago

OK

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
I had a vivaro last month new shape and the flywheel was in wrong and it would not start, as they no longer have a dowel in them. That Crank Sensor did not bring up a code.
UK Auto Mechanic: Malcolm Gillespie, UK Car Mechanic replied 1 year ago

Ok try it...Not heard of that.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Some people have told me about a wire over the gearbox that breaks or corrodes have you heard of anything like that?
UK Auto Mechanic: Malcolm Gillespie, UK Car Mechanic replied 1 year ago

Yes it goes straight to chassis

The way to try that is put a jump lead from engine to chassis..

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
OK will try thatThanks, ***** ***** this work.
Can I come back on here tomorrow and ask for some help.
UK Auto Mechanic: Malcolm Gillespie, UK Car Mechanic replied 1 year ago

Yes i will leave this page open.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
OK do I rate you now?
UK Auto Mechanic: Malcolm Gillespie, UK Car Mechanic replied 1 year ago

Its up to you.

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