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Berlingo M-S Desire 92 won't start...
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[/size][/font]My Berlingo M-S Desire 92 won't start. When I switch on all the usual lights show up on the dashboard, but when I turn the key for the engine start there is a quiet click and nothing more. Very frustrating, help please. Valerie Green
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(16-07-2012, 05:36 PM)Valerie Green Wrote:  [/size][/font]My Berlingo M-S Desire 92 won't start. When I switch on all the usual lights show up on the dashboard, but when I turn the key for the engine start there is a quiet click and nothing more. Very frustrating, help please. Valerie Green
I'm a little rusty on general car mechanics Valerie due to aching joints & time etc but....
Dash-lights on & just a click on turning the key:- low battery perhaps, enough to light up dashboard but not enough to turn starter motor. Starter solenoid stuck - this could be rectified by putting car in 3rd gear & rocking back and forth to release bendix drive. May require a friend to help rocking the car -push forward & pull back as quickly as you can!
I'm sure that there are better qualified folk on this site who could offer better advice as I am a little out of touch, but that does sound like a familiar problem with any car.
Hope you get it sorted out soon.
Good luck, Adrian/Citroaddict/newtoberlingo. Wink
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Put your headlights on and then try to start it. If the headlights dim you need a new battery, if not as Citroadict says try rocking it in gear.

Oh and by the way - hello, nice of you to drop in.........
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As Coco says, try starting and see if headlights dim significantly etc....
Don't forget to say hello on the site here, they are a good bunch as I have learned in a short time, much help once you get used to finding it.
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Unfortunately rocking in gear only works on stone age starters(inertia type).
Modern pre-engaged starters have a one way clutch which would be damaged if it was stuck in mesh & rocked.
Check engine/battery earth connections & battery condition.
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Good point Ron & as I said I am a little out of touch with car mechanics. I read the post as being a '92 vehicle so would stone age starter principles apply?
Thanks, I have learned something new tonight. Confusedalut:
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Thank you everyone, I will check the 'headlight dimming' first and take it from there. Grateful for the kindly words and prompt attention. Valerie
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(16-07-2012, 07:55 PM)CitroAddict Wrote:  Good point Ron & as I said I am a little out of touch with car mechanics. I read the post as being a '92 vehicle so would stone age starter principles apply?
Thanks, I have learned something new tonight. Confusedalut:

Hi CitroAddict...In this case 92 refers to 92bhp which probably means that the car is a 1.6TDi.
HTH
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Aye sir O'l J, oops on my behalf! Confusedillyme:
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