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1St Post, Need Help With Starting/cutting Out Issues.


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#21 Alex

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Posted 01 March 2018 - 09:47 AM

Sounds like bad earth, had it on mine. Cheap easy thing to try as well. Take your jumper cables put one end on negative and the other clamp to starter motor mounting bolts. If car turns over easier. Fit new earth to start motor mounting bolt. I left old earth just joined onto new earth battery clamp.

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Posted 02 March 2018 - 12:07 AM

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Why did the battery stop turning the engine over?



#23 SJC

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Posted 02 March 2018 - 08:06 AM

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Why did the battery stop turning the engine over?

I am not sure. I dont think the battery that was fitted recently has enough Cranking amps and it is good for a few turn overs, and then after a few failed attempts of turning the engine, when i turn the key, the ignition simply clicks (with a red flashing light on steering column and the hazards turn on for 2 or 3 flashes.) It seems to be a flat battery, but i am not convinced. The car seems to decide that it will not even try to turn the engine (so you never hear it turning over slowly....it just stops turning over suddenly and it goes into flash lights mode. Jump starts fine, and then will start on its own thereafter.



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Posted 02 March 2018 - 08:08 AM

Sounds like bad earth, had it on mine. Cheap easy thing to try as well. Take your jumper cables put one end on negative and the other clamp to starter motor mounting bolts. If car turns over easier. Fit new earth to start motor mounting bolt. I left old earth just joined onto new earth battery clamp.

Thanks Alex.....Would that cause a cut-out whilst driving?

Or it is a potential solution to non-starting issue?



#25 Alex

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Posted 02 March 2018 - 11:43 AM

These heavy diesels pull alot of amps for startup. In cold it's far higher. Corroded earth in wiring harness is not unheard of. Mine was getting harder to start. Then just clicking from starter motor. I also saw dash clocks doing strange things. All gear lights lit up. Id already fitted new battery. Dawned on me the earth might be problem so tried jumper cable from negative on battery to starter motor bolt. Dash lights and gear selection lights behaved instantly and car started first turn. I'd add I did usaul checking existing earth was tight and battery terminals where tight. Battery seems to charge alot better now.
And yes bad earth can cause cut out while running. And super easy and cheap to try. I need to figure how to post pic
It might not totally solve everthing but help getting descent power to starter motor.

Edited by Alex, 02 March 2018 - 11:45 AM.

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#26 mikebh8

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Posted 02 March 2018 - 10:45 PM

The engine mount beneath the air box should be earthed, it is just a 10 cm metal strip from the bit that is attached to the engine to the bit that sits on the body. I had problems with that too, I fitted a 10mm earth wire with eye crimps at each end.

Hope it helps.

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Posted 02 March 2018 - 10:53 PM

The engine mount beneath the air box should be earthed, it is just a 10 cm metal strip from the bit that is attached to the engine to the bit that sits on the body. I had problems with that too, I fitted a 10mm earth wire with eye crimps at each end.


I was looking at that Earth strap at thinking it looked a bit light !

How many earth points are there ?




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