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Vx starting problem

EFFDUP

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i have just brought a vx v6, the problem is sometimes it wont start or turn over doesnt matter if its hot or cold, have tried a new battery, the alternator is charging its reading 14.4v when running, only drops to 10 volts minimum when cranking, could it be starter motor? its doing my head in
 

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Have you checked the electrical connections at the starter motor to see if there is good contact ?
 

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i need to get under and check connections, the car has done 360,000kms just wondering if i should replace the starter while im under there
 

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Not necessarily kilometers means nothing for starter motor condition. Try tapping starter motor lightly with a hammer while someone else turns the key next time it won't start. If it magically starts then it's your starter motor.
 

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If it's winding over and not firing, I suggest you check your remote. If the correct signals aren't being sent from your key, your car might still be disabled and will simply wind over and never start (I am talking from experience here). The battery in the key could be flat or the key itself may be worn so much as to give an intermittent signal. Fortunately I had a second key that had had little use and am using that one.....never had a problem since. Also make sure your car battery terminals are well cleaned and thoroughly clean inside the terminal connections. Tighten them firmly so there is no slop between the terminal and the connection. This as also a common problem. Also as above...check the starter connection. Hope this helps. Bob
 

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its not winding over, doesnt crank at all like its seized, have brought a second hand starter anyway gona replace it and start from there, the terminals arnt the best but i really dont think just that could be the problem
 

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Try your other key? I had same hassle with my VY, was just the bit on the key that is read by the slip key reader around the ignition barrel.
 

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dont have another key need to get one cut
 

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If your key isn't recognized by the BCM the engine will turn over a few times and possibly even just start and then will cut out on you. If your car isn't turning over at all you have an electrical or starter motor fault. My money would be on starter but the test I described with a hammer is the best way to confirm.
 

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replaced starter motor today all appears to be good so far
 
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