Broke down a week ago due to broken alternator ( AA advise ) we have put a new battery a new alternator and a new starter motor on the car the reason for new starter motor as because when we put the new alternator on the engine management came on again, the car seemed to be running fine for a coupe of days then died we then put the starter motor on as there was a clicking noise however the car still wont start and the clicking noise remains we're totally out of ideas, might it be electrical? As I'm recovering from cancer and don't get sick pay we honestly don't have the funds to take it to a garage any advise will be very much appreciated thanks for your time
Hi thanks for the advise we followed your link and have done most of what you suggested still nothing getting to the point where we feel we have no option but to get a diagnostic check done boo bloody hoo thanks for taking time to try and help us address the situation very much appreciated
Lou & Pete
February, 23, 2014 AT 7:40 AM
I dont know why you replaced the starter when the alternator was replaced did you check to make sure that the alternator was charging with a multi meter while the car was idling?Heres what I think happened the alternator failed when it did it blew a fuse or fuseable link wire that feeds power to the alternator. So now the new alternator doesnt charge and the battery went dead again or the new alternator is defective. If you have the battery charged will the car start and run?Also do you have a multi meter to do some testing?
February, 24, 2014 AT 4:49 AM
We replaced the starter motor because it broke a few days after mending the alternator well it was making clicking sound which we were told meant it had broke! However as I said new battery new alternator new starter motor car still wont start all the problems started on the initial break down 2 weeks ago when the alternator broke it did smell burnt so we wonder if its a electrical fault even thought the car worked perfectly for 3 days after the new alternator and battery were fitted!
Lou & Pete
February, 24, 2014 AT 6:23 AM
Just because the starter is clcking doesnt make it bad if it doesnt get the correct voltage or a bad connection it will do the same thing. You nevet answrred any of my questions?I cant test or see anything on your car.
February, 24, 2014 AT 8:45 AM
Sorry yes we charged the battery over night after we had fitted the new alternator, when we put it back on the car still wouldn't start so we tried to start it with jump leads from our son's car but still wouldn't start we have checked the fuses and can't see anything obvious we think your right on the fusible link or wire cable but we don't have a multi meter tester, we changed the starter motor as when we had the car MOT'd they advised us it was on its way out.
Thank you so very much for your help and time we really do appreciate it
Lou & Pete
February, 24, 2014 AT 7:49 PM
So with the battery fully charged putting the key in the start position the starter makes no noise and is inop?Also without a multi meter cant tell whats going on. You need a multi meter to test fuseable links power inputs ignition switch etc.