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    Quote Originally Posted by robs e36 View Post
    right just checked my spark plugs they are all fine how ever the first one was really loose so tightened it up abit more, checked the engine coolant that was 2 marks below the recommeneded line so topped that up abit also checked the oil level and it was spot on, tried starting the car and all its doing now is making a ticking noise so i think my battery is flat but i am a novice to all this so i have no idea lol
    Did you check for a spark?
     
     

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    no mate i was already out there by that time what do i need to do just pull the rubber caps off and try and start the car? do i need the engine running? and will i see the spark from inside my car?
     
     

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    just found my old battery and alternator tester i got 2 years ago plugged that in and my battery is as flat as a pancake haha
     
     

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    cheers kosmo316i :-)
     
     

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    my car battery is now on charge once thats finished charging hopefully i can get her started then i can check my alternantor to see if thats working as it should be
     
     

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    Right charged my battery, checked my oil, greased my alternator and checked my fuses and its still refusing to play, tomorrow im gonna be cleaning out my starter motor see if that does any good cant be any worse can it lol
     
     

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    so do you have spark and fuel whilst cranking or are you just ignoring my advice?

     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by shamM3 View Post
    so do you have spark and fuel whilst cranking or are you just ignoring my advice?

    nope not ignoring your advice yes i do sorry forgot to add that yeah im getting a spark mate
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by robs e36 View Post
    nope not ignoring your advice yes i do sorry forgot to add that yeah im getting a spark mate
    And are you getting fuel at the rail, or can you hear the fuel pump prime? Cos if you can that'd rule out a fuel pump and/or relay problem.

    Next stage would be to check the boot wiring loom, from the body to the boot for any breaks/chaffing etc. Check all ground connections and try starting the car with the alternator power wire disconnected.

    If it still doesn't start then you'd need to get the fault codes read as it'd probably be a dodgy sensor..
     
     

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