What have you done so far?
Have you checked the basics?
Crank the engine a few times.
Take a spark plug out & smell the cylinder.
Can you smell petrol in the cylinder?
Is the spark plug wet or dry after craning the engine a few times?
Is it black, grey or clean?
Clean it with a steel brush, connect it back to the bougi cord, earth it to the body while holding it with a cloth so you don't shock yourself & crank the engine.
Have you got spark?
If you have got spark, put your thumb over the spark plug hole & crank the engine one or two revolutions.
Can you feel air pushing past your thumb?
If you have got compression go to the next step.
Remove the petrol pipe, hold it over a container & crank the engine one or two revolutions.
Is petrol coming through the pipe?
Oh dear....list what you have checked...give us all the information ...there is a set method of sorting a non starter...answer jimmys post and start at battery voltage...ps....its not a pain in the arse it just needs a doctor to make it better..its just ill....:thumb:
I let my son use my battery as his didn't work and he needed to get to work , then a few days after I got it back it wouldn't start So I replaced the battery , that is all I've done that I can think would make a difference . I put the key in and it came up anti pollution , I had lights , radio , etc... but nothing from the engine at all . Next time I tried to start it , it came up economy mode active and I have no wipers or radio and still nothing from the engine . We tried to bump start it but nothing at all. Checked all fuses but none have blown. My mechanic friend put a reader on it and altho I'm not sure what it came up with he went and checked all voltage / power from everywhere . Battery was fine . But when he put his tool on fuse f10 under the bonnet and fuse f13 in glove box he said that there was no power to or from both of these.
So...no problems untill you replaced the battery?have search for battery changing..as you need to let the bsi go to sleep....or have search for bsi reset...that may help...check the earth/pos battery connections.....what is the battery voltage?..ps answer jimmys questions
I did the key test and it does beep when I open the door to let me know the key is on the ignition , however after a while it goes into economy mode again and then it doesn't beep when I leave key in ignition. I'm
Assuming this is just because it's in economy mode tho as the wipers and radio etc don't work either .
economy mode just means the battery voltage has dropped and has shut down unnecessary functions.It should leave enough to start tho..I would still like to know what voltage is in the battery when you are trying to crank.
A bad battery can show 12 or 13 volts when it's not doing anything but when you try to crank the engine it can drop well below 9 volts.
Voltage levels on their own for a battery are pretty much meaningless - what is more important is how much current it can supply and maintain the voltage. Cranking the engine takes a huge current from the battery and if the battery is unable to supply that current the voltage will drop to try and compensate for the shortfall. If the voltage level drops too far then no starting or even no cranking.
I'll check the voltage tomoro but i have replaced the battery in case it was that but it made no difference. I think I'll try and contact an auto electrician tomoro and jystvhope it's not going to cost me too much
Update : Well today an auto electrician came out with his tester and he wasn't getting any response from a part of the ecu! When he took one of the plugs out he could see that there had been water going in to the plug and had corroded one of the pins, I'm hoping that is the reason the car won't start . I'll take the Ecu unit to a specialist tomoro and hope they can fix or replace the ecu ! Also the pin that had corroded is nuw stuck inside the other part so that will need removing . ?