1.4hdi intermitent starting problems

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My Name: alanmonks

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Model: C3 2002-2005, Original shape model
Year: 2003 (03)
Engine Size: 1.4 (16v)
Fuel Type: Diesel
Mileage: 70000
Trim Level: VTR+
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: No

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Hi
i have a c3 1.4hdi 2003 .
Its a brilliant car and we really love it until recently!!!
We are having intermitent starting problems. Go to the car and turn the key and nothing but a slight click but not from the starter area.
Bump the car and it starts straight away and runs perfectly.
A few days and everything is fine then the same again.
I have charged the battery and its healthy and ive changed the key fob batterys.
Any ideas???/
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Model: C3 2002-2005, Original shape model
Year: 2002 (02)
Engine Size: 1.4 (16v)
Fuel Type: Diesel
Mileage: 140000
Trim Level: Exclusive
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: No
LHD or RHD: RHD (UK)
Engine name: DV4 16-valve diesel (90 PS)
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alanmonks wrote:Hi
We are having intermitent starting problems. Go to the car and turn the key and nothing but a slight click but not from the starter area.
Bump the car and it starts straight away and runs perfectly.
A few days and everything is fine then the same again.
Any ideas???/
Hi alanmonks, to me it sounds like the starter motor/solenoid assembly is faulty. They do wear out and become intermittent then they fail completely and blow a main power fuse.

Seems to be a bit of a common problem for that age of C3, EuroCarParts have discounted C3 starters.

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