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Hello all,

Having huge issues getting my 53 plate Clio 1.2 to start. Happened all of a sudden, turn the key and absolutely nothing. Warning lights all stay on and bright and all the other electrics are fine. I disconnected the battery, cleaned the connections and charges it up (although it didn't need it) and it started ok. I decided to make sure this wasn't a one off....turns out it was. Won't start again. The engine doesn't even try and turn over. I did manage to start it with a bump start without trouble though.
I suspect it may be the starter solenoid? No idea how to sort this though!
 

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Four most common problems with staters not working.
1 bad earth conections between enginew and battery
2 loose conection of small wire that operates soleoid
3 worn brushes not making contact at time ( can also be sticking brushes a good tap with hammer stale is ussually enough to move them )
4 high resistance in feed to motor some wherHope this will

Hope this will help you it will at least help you rule out the most common ones

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Good post. I had a problem with mine starting the other week.
Turned out it was because the connection to the solenoid was rusted. Bit of a scrub with the steel wool and a bit of petroleum jelly. Done.
 
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