[309 GLD] Solenoid gone?

Discussion in 'Peugeot 309' started by stu, Jul 12, 2003.

  1. stu

    stu Guest

    I have a problem starting my engine. When I turn on the starter motor
    (3rd stop on ignition) i hear the click from the relay in the glove
    compartment and if i open the bonnet I also hear a 2nd click coming
    from the starter area. This 2nd click also sounds like a relay. But
    the starter does not kick over. Not at all.

    If I start the car (bump start) and am driving along then turn the
    starter on it does eventually turn over the starter motor. Possibly a
    loose connection somewhere?

    Also my battery goes flat if I leave the car for about 8hrs. This is
    not such a big problem. But i just wonder if that could cause the
    problem above?

    What should I be checking?

    stu, Jul 12, 2003
  2. on mine it was the engine strap from the engine block to the car "frame"
    good luck
    tony walker
    Anthony G Walker, Jul 12, 2003
  3. stu

    Andrew Kirby Guest

    I have a problem starting my engine. When I turn on the starter motor
    If your battery is going flat in 8 hours, then either the battery is
    knackered, or there is a (fairly heavy) permanent electrical load on the
    battery. In either case, it could cause the battery voltage to drop
    enough to stop the solenoid pulling in properly, and not making the
    contact for the starter motor.

    First step would be to go to a garage and get them to test your battery.
    If the battery is o.k. then you need to try to locate the permanent load
    - I'd put an ammeter between the + teminal of the battery and the +
    battery wire, then remove each fuse in the fuse box until you see the
    current drop to near to 0. You should then be able to get an idea of
    where the drain is.

    Andrew Kirby, Jul 17, 2003
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