My 3.1TD has developed a peculiar habit. I wait until the heater plug light goes out & when I try to start the engine it is dead (Absolutely nothing happens). However when I try for a second time, she fires up without any issues.
It has to be an electrical gremlin, but where? Any suggestions gratefully received.
Well my problem returned again. I charged the battery for a couple of hours & noted she is taking a high charging current. Then had to pop out, but still temperamental. Wondering if its the battery dying. Any thoughts anyone? By the way terminals are clean with a liberal coating of copper ease on them.
Hopefully new battery will sort it.
I presume the battery went flat when it wasn't been use if so its not holding a charge and alternator is probably ok.
If volt gauge on display was close to 14 v when engine is running alternator should be good.
It's not that the battery is flat but when you turn the ignition nothing happens. The display lights on the heating controls go out as you turn the key, but there are no clicks or clunks from the solenoid, then after a few turns of the key she starts normally. Cleaning the terminals on the battery seemed to help & so did the copper paste. But now she is back to her original state.