Starting issue

Discussion in 'Clio Trophy Discussion' started by BAR100, Jul 24, 2018.

  1. BAR100

    BAR100

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    Hello,

    My Trophy usually starts with the first turn of the key but this morning it turned over a number of times before it started.

    It runs fine once it’s going.

    Also, when I exit the car and click the button on the key to lock it makes a very faint click but doesn’t lock the doors?

    When I click the button on the key a second time it locks?

    Very strange.

    I have tried the spare key which does exactly the same thing.

    The car is not misfiring so don’t think it’s the plugs. I can light it up like a Christmas Tree and it will still start so don’t think it’s the battery. It’s turning so it’s not the starter motor. I hear the fuel pump kick in when I turn the key to position No2.

    I’ve recently had all of the injectors replaced.

    Suggestions please!
     
  2. rhys.proctor

    rhys.proctor

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    This happened twice before on 2 of my other Clio's - it turns out it was the battery that needed replacing.
    do you know the age of the battery? mine usually lasted up to 8 years.

    why dont you test the battery or charge it first to see if that makes a difference?
     
  3. Mikeyjp

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    Never thought it could be the car battery... :tongueout:
     

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