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starting prob mazda mpv

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Old 10-17-2014, 07:31 AM
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hi
I have a 2003 mazda mpv diesel
looking for advice on my starting problem
I some times go to start it and it turns very slowly then leave it for a while and it then cranks ok and the engine starts
I can run all day when started but when I stop and then go to start again it cranks slowly again leave it for a while and it starts ok again.
today when I got in the car it would not crank I could hear the starter clicking in after a few turns of the key it started to crank but very slowly
hence the car would not start. I had a check on the battery a while ago and the mechanic said it is fine
any ideas would be appreciated
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malcolm
 
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Old 10-17-2014, 09:25 AM
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Classic starter symptoms. Check all connections and replace the starter.
 
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Old 10-17-2014, 10:50 AM
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thanks for that im only hoping its connections or bad earthing
regards malcolm
 
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Old 10-17-2014, 11:03 AM
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Since it is a diesel engine it has massive compression compared to a gasoline engine. That means the starter works really hard. Be careful of your replacement choice. A cheap starter won't last long.
 
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Old 10-17-2014, 11:18 AM
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thanks
 
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Old 10-17-2014, 11:28 AM
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hi again
do you know a quick test to prove the starter motor
malcolm
 
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Old 10-17-2014, 01:15 PM
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hi again
just had my son round and we put jump leads on from his jeep
and it fired up first time could this meen my battery is goosed
 
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Old 10-17-2014, 01:28 PM
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Most part stores will test the battery and starter draw.
 
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Old 10-18-2014, 12:46 AM
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ok thanks
ive got it in a garage this morning to check
leads etc
thanks Malcolm
ps will let you know of outcome?
 
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