Car won't start

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My Name: CarlJaftha

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Posts: 5
Joined: Thu Dec 22, 2016 1:01 pm
Model: C3 2002-2005, Original shape model
Year: 2002 (02)
Engine Size: I dont know
Fuel Type: Petrol
Mileage: 80000
Trim Level: VTR+
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: No
LHD or RHD: RHD (UK)

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I gave my buddy a jumpstart, but since then my car would not start.
Charged the battery and checked all fuses.
All the lights work when turning the ignition but when I start it just makes a click sound
My Name: Missing Lincs

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Model: C3 2002-2005, Original shape model
Year: 2004 (04)
Engine Size: 1.1
Fuel Type: Petrol
Trim Level: Desire
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: No
LHD or RHD: RHD (UK)
Engine name: TU3 (75 PS)
Location: United Kingdom
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Hello CarlJaftha

Your symptoms sound like a flat battery to me. You say you charged the battery, have you checked that it's OK using a proper battery tester?

If the battery is in good state then have a look at the battery connections, make sure they are all clean and sounds, also check the earth lead at the body end and if you can, the starter connections.

This could be an issue with the starter but as everything started after giving a jump start, the electrics would seem like the logical place to start diagnosing.

One final question, if you put the headlights on, are they bright and do they dim when you try to crank the engine?
If at first you don't succeed, destroy all the evidence and pretend you never tried :lol:
My Name: Thbarrett1

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Posts: 7
Joined: Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:38 pm
Model: C3 2002-2005, Original shape model
Year: 2005 (55)
Engine Size: I dont know
Fuel Type: Petrol
Mileage: 59000
Trim Level: VTR+
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: No
LHD or RHD: RHD (UK)

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Hi everyone. I wonder if anyone could shed any light on this issue.. has been moved here
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