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Won't start clicking when turning ignition
#1
Hi

When I turn the ignition I get a clicking sound but the starter motor does not turn

A few days ago the battery warning light came on and it beeped, it then went off and all was fine , last night it came in again and stayed on , i stoooed 10 mins later then went to start and nothing..

Headlights are bright and it has been starting just fine, does not seem like battery was flat

I managed to bump start the van on my own (much fun) and have got it home 

To add I can smell an electrical smell under the bonnet , I also bout the starter motor with a piece of wood when it would not start in case it was the solenoid sticking ..did not work

Battery is only a few months old 

So could be starter...or alternator ..or could it be starter relay?

Don't have an volt meter to test ? 

Supposed to be using van for work toinight so pretty desperate 

Cheers
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#2
You need to get access to a voltmeter for starters but the burning smell does not seem good. You do have some conflicting fault signs but i do suspect an intermittent charging fault or relay/fuse box fault.
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#3
Yes it seems odd the battery light came on but I seem to have good charge

I shall try and find a volt meter today

Where is the starter relay in a 2004 2.0 hdi 8v non turbo

Cheers
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#4
Hi Nsr im not sure but i would think fuse box inside the cab - think o/s under steering colum. Try and start and listen, feel around for a click.

You may be able to find a owners manual on this forum somewhere that give you more of a guide?
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#5
Do you have a BSI on yours? if so try a BSI reset - cant help but try - also check for water ingress = kiss of death for BSI's and it may explain the odd electrical problem - hope its not that mate.
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#6
Hi I think I do have bsi....I shall do a reset of that to see if it helps

Pretty sure starter relay would be under the bonnet and heavy duty ..but will look where you suggested

Cheers
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#7
If it was or is the battery going flat and you try and star it silly thing like the wiper's would come on have you not got a battery and some jump lead's try and start it that way but odds on it your starting motor that has add its'day it will need replacing . Sad
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#8
Just tried again

It's now saying eco mod on the display , I can here a relay clicking under the steering wheel but not solenoid clicking ..headlights not dim
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#9
Yok have reset bsi ..still no joy

Also after I bumped started it last night, the battery light was not on when I drive it home !!

So I am getting a clicking from the relay inside , but noting in the solenoid... I have a freind coming to help later.. will keep you posted
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#10
Sounds like the starter to me.

Mine has gone twice and clicking was exact symptom but it would bump start.
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