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[Engine] Help! Engine suddenly not turning over.
#1
Hello, I' looking for some help l. My 09 1.6hdi Berlingo was running perfectly started 4 times same day no problem, I let someone else borrow it and they went about 10 minutes away stopped the car and a few minutes later returned to a van that wouldn't start. Key turned in the ignition and lights up beeps as normal however will not turn over at all. All other electronics are working ok. I spoke to a garage locally who suggested it was an issue with the key so I got onto a specialist who insists it doesent sound like the key. According to him as well it's not the immobilizer because it would still turn in that case. I tried jump starting as well no difference there is plenty of power in the battery. 
So to summarise it makes no click or turn or any noise at all that I can notice when the ignition is turned so any suggestions? I'll try anything at this point,
Thank you
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#2
you need to do some diagnosis with a volt meter really seancie, to check the feed to the starter motor
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#3
Thanks for the reply Frank, the van is a few miles from my house so I'll have a look later. I found a post on another forum that seemed like a similar issue and it turned out to be a fault with corrosion on an earth wire, any thoughts on this possibility? 
Sean
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#4
possible mate, i bought mine with a duff starter tho, a right mission to get to they are !
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#5
Well I'm hoping it's not a starter problem as it always started first turn and never laboured but who knows really
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#6
If you suspect the main earth cable use a jump lead from the Negative of the battery to any metal point on the engine as a test.

The starter motor is well tucked away at the back and difficult to get at. I know the connections on mine were a bit furry with corrosion so I wouldn't rule it out.

Can you not bump start the van  to get it home?


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My vehicle .... 2006 (m59) Berlingo Multispace Desire - 1.6 HDI 92 
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#7
haven't bump started her yet as shes on a busy street unfortunately, silly question time is there any reason it wouldn't bump start?
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#8
If electronically everything is working and the problem is just the starter motor it should bump start ok.


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My vehicle .... 2006 (m59) Berlingo Multispace Desire - 1.6 HDI 92 
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#9
There is a fuse for the starter in the underbonnet fuse box .
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#10
(05-01-2019, 04:50 PM)Lighty Wrote:  There is a fuse for the starter in the underbonnet fuse box .

And it’s very common to blow at the most stupid times as mark says, generally due to a sticky solenoid not being able to throw the motor, this then takes more current and generally messes up the job

I will add that just because it starts the engine with ease and great speed it doesn’t mean that every part of the starter is ok, it’s very possible that the inertia part of the starter has become tired and the first thing you will notice is the fuse blowing as the current creeps up required to throw the motor to engagement
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