1997 Renault Laguna 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 90000 miles
OK here goes
i had an intermittent fault with my laguna 2.0 auto, whereby it wouldnt always turn over when the key was turned. I found that the battery cable tot he starter motor wasnt very tight so I nipped it up and it seemed to work fine, for about a day. Since then I can only start it by putting a spanner from the power (big) terminal to the solenoid body.
i thought it might be the multifunction switch but the reverse lights work whch seems to rule that out. Obviously the starter works on its own but not through the ignition. Everything else works fine and the car operates normally once started, im just sick of sticking my hand down the back of the engine to get going.
just to add I can hear the starter relay clicking when I turn the key to start position, but no click from the solenoid.
i have waggled the gear selector to see if the multifunction switch is misaligned and also tried it in neutral to no avail.
Friday, November 6th, 2009 AT 9:52 AM