Car wouldn't start.

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Midjet76
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Car wouldn't start.

Post by Midjet76 » Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:51 am

My son just bought a used Qashqai at the weekend the 1.5 dCi Acenta on a 66 plate.
Yesterday he phoned me to say that the car wouldn't start,
The electrics were working the parking sensor was beeping but the engine wouldn't turn over, just nothing happened when he turned the key.
Eventually it started when he tried selecting a gear the car just fired up, but it doesn't appear to be a model that required the clutch or brake to be depressed as it has started fine since without needing to press them.
Sterted fine this morning without pressing any pedals.
Just wondering if anyone has experienced this or has any idea what could be causing this seemingly intermittent fault.

Thanks in advance.


andy2019
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Re: Car wouldn't start.

Post by andy2019 » Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:34 pm

Could be the batt needs a good charge or replaceing


Midjet76
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Re: Car wouldn't start.

Post by Midjet76 » Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:46 pm

I guess it's possible as the car had been idle for a while, but then he's done some miles in it, as it was his new plaything. Would a battery test show up if it was in need of a charge or replacing?


Midjet76
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Re: Car wouldn't start.

Post by Midjet76 » Wed Feb 12, 2020 1:03 pm

Would it not start if it was accidentally left in gear? That's another theory my son has come up with since.


andy2019
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Re: Car wouldn't start.

Post by andy2019 » Wed Feb 12, 2020 2:26 pm

Midjet76 wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 1:03 pm
Would it not start if it was accidentally left in gear? That's another theory my son has come up with since.
If left in gear and you went to start it the car would jump forward as in gear.
Halfords do a free battery test/check so they should be able to tell you if it's ok or not.


Midjet76
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Re: Car wouldn't start.

Post by Midjet76 » Wed Feb 12, 2020 2:29 pm

Cheers I've told him to go to Halfords or our local motor factors.
I thought car would jump forward if left in gear, was just a thought.


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Re: Car wouldn't start.

Post by calnorth » Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:03 pm

You can check the Batt volts and charging on board...like this. From about 20 secs in:


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Midjet76
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Re: Car wouldn't start.

Post by Midjet76 » Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:19 pm

THanks Calnorth, but he hasn't got the touchscreen version unfortunately.
However, you may all be surprised to know that when he tried to start the car whilst in gear, the car did not jump forward as anticipated and did in fact replicate the problem.
So hopefully that's all the problem was, I will report back in a few weeks just to confirm that everything is still well.
Thanks for everbodies input, much appreciated.


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