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Discussion in 'Engine, Gearbox, Exhaust and Air Intake' started by hawker22, Jan 15, 2020.

  1. hawker22

    hawker22 Paid Member

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    GW 200 CUP
    Evening all. Ive got a 200 cup , I drove home from work last night and everything was fine. Ive gone out this morning and the car wont start, its cranking over for a couple of seconds then cuts out ( i dont know if this is the norm on these ) ive had a set of jump leads on the car and still nothing. Still cutting out after a couple of seconds. Anything to look out for ?
     

  2. Beany

    Beany Platinum Member

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    Location:
    Doncaster
    Car:
    RB 200 cup
    Sounds like flat / dead battery

    Possible earth issue or starter motor
     
  3. lewishunter98

    lewishunter98 Paid Member

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    Location:
    Southampton
    Car:
    Racing Blue Clio 197
    If it's cranking I'd say potentially crank sensor. Jack the car up, take the undertray off and you'll see it on the gearbox. 1 x 10mm bolt, take it out and clean it then put it back together and see if it starts!

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  4. Andyyox

    Andyyox Paid Member

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    Mine just turned over and over and over when the crank sensor failed . Didn't stop after a few seconds as you're describing

    Best thing is to plug in a decent diagnostics. Whatever the rac used told them my crank sensor was knackered and they where spot on . My pressure plate had smashed its head off :dizzy:
     
  5. hawker22

    hawker22 Paid Member

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    Car:
    GW 200 CUP
    right so I've put a new battery in it this morning and still no joy. The fuel pump is continuously purging and when i turn the ignition on all the lights come on and then disappear as they should apart from the engine management light. The engine management light doesn't come on at all. This is making me wonder if the ECU has died on me. Anyone come across anything like this before ? We had a ton of rain and it was blowy as hell the night before this happened which is a bit strange
     
  6. lewishunter98

    lewishunter98 Paid Member

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    Location:
    Southampton
    Car:
    Racing Blue Clio 197
    Mine did exactly this. I took the car for a drive the day mine died and it was absolutely smashing it down and then that night it died

    Mine was an earth but it didn't turn over or anything.

    Try a jump lead from the negative terminal to the engine and see if it starts then!

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  7. hawker22

    hawker22 Paid Member

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    Car:
    GW 200 CUP
    did yours crank over at all ? Mines trying to start but after a couple of seconds its stops cranking and i have to turn the key off and on again for it to start cranking again.
     
  8. lewishunter98

    lewishunter98 Paid Member

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    Location:
    Southampton
    Car:
    Racing Blue Clio 197
    No mate I had no life at all but I guess it's worth a test.

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  9. RSRowe

    RSRowe Paid Member

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    Car:
    Clio 197
    It's definitely worth checking the crank sensor for how long it'll take you.
     
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  10. hawker22

    hawker22 Paid Member

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    Car:
    GW 200 CUP
    yeah thats my job for tomorrow i was a bit pushed for time this morning. Has anyone noticed if the eml light comes on with the rest of the lights when the ignition is on or if its the only light that doesnt come on ?
     
  11. RSRowe

    RSRowe Paid Member

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    Car:
    Clio 197
    EML should be on until the engine is running
     
  12. hawker22

    hawker22 Paid Member

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    Car:
    GW 200 CUP
    mines doesnt come on which is concerning me. I tried the fuse for the ECU but its fine. Im going to get out and check the crank sensor in a minute and see if that does anything
     
  13. hawker22

    hawker22 Paid Member

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    Car:
    GW 200 CUP
    All done , checked the crank sensor. Gave it a good clean up and noticed that the clip that holds the sensor to the main bit of the wiring has broken so im guessing that it worked loose. Thanks for the help guys appreciate it all
     
  14. N0ddie

    N0ddie Platinum Member

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    Location:
    Glasgow
    Car:
    Mini JCW
    So the car runs?
     
  15. hawker22

    hawker22 Paid Member

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    Car:
    GW 200 CUP
    Yes mate its back up running again
     
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