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this happened to me last night at 2 in the morning, go out to my car and turn the key and nothing. I grab my backup wire and go straight from the battery to the starter and get a click
click, click, click.....wont even try
maybe the battery is dead? charges it, jumped it, nothing
let it go next morning come back to it and try again, same ol stuff
decide to pop start it, works fine, runs well.
take it home where im safe, turn it off...try to turn it back on....
Starts right up! car worked fine for the rest of the day
now this morning about to go to class and its doin it again and im confused
any clue?? i mean its not a power issue cause ill run straight power to it and still get nothing???? please help!!!!!!!!
 

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Re: Car wont start randomly, makes NO sense!!!!!!!!!!!!! (A2 16v Gli)

I would suspect the battery. One of the posts may be broken inside. Or...how are your grounds? I'd start pulling stuff off and cleaning everything up before I started throwing $$$ at the car.
 

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Re: Car wont start randomly, makes NO sense!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Elwood)

It could be the starter is on its way out. But yeah, I would clean up the terminals and check your grounds.
 

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Re: Car wont start randomly, makes NO sense!!!!!!!!!!!!! (A2 16v Gli)

I've had this before.
1. Faulty seat belt interlock relay.
2. Faulty alarm ignition kill relay.
3. Bad ignition switch.
 

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Re: Car wont start randomly, makes NO sense!!!!!!!!!!!!! (ICIN235)

well yesterday i replaced the battery when it started up with a proper jump
and this morning it started so im hoping that was the problem http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: Car wont start randomly, makes NO sense!!!!!!!!!!!!! (A2 16v Gli)

check the big load of wired that go into your ecu it is a big connector on the side of your ecu and comes out with some persuasion
take it off and check the condition of the connection (ecu is located in the scuttle tray thing where you windscreen whiper motors are)
it is a common problem for water to get inside the connection and corrode the connections this will cause nothing to happen when you turn the key i think it may also cause the fuel pump relay not to fire
might not so check it anyway if it is green or rusty try to clean the connections up as much as possible and replace it and see what happens
 

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Re: Car wont start randomly, makes NO sense!!!!!!!!!!!!! (ICIN235)

Quote, originally posted by ICIN235 »
I've had this before.
1. Faulty seat belt interlock relay.
2. Faulty alarm ignition kill relay.
3. Bad ignition switch.


Trust me on this stuff. If your car does it again, it's one of these.
 

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Re: Car wont start randomly, makes NO sense!!!!!!!!!!!!! (ICIN235)

Quote, originally posted by ICIN235 »


Trust me on this stuff. If your car does it again, it's one of these.

Not really because he jumped the started directly to the "+" on the battery and it wasn't cranking. If the ignition switch was bad and if he jumped the started then the car would at least crank good.
 

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Re: Car wont start randomly, makes NO sense!!!!!!!!!!!!! (killa)

Okay, bad starter then.
 
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