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Iansmi1972

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Engine won’t turn over
« on: June 12, 2021, 06:51:00 PM »
Hi guys apologies if this has been asked previously but I drove my fiat 126 air cooled engine two days ago and went a treat, tried to start today and nothing, won’t even turn over

Any ideas on what the problem is

I have recharged the battery but still nothing

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Re: Engine won’t turn over
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2021, 10:19:02 PM »
When you turn the key to the 1st position do oil & ignition warning lights come on?
If yes, what happens to those lights when you turn the key to the 2nd position? (I'm assuming it has a key starter)

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Re: Engine won’t turn over
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2021, 10:20:40 PM »
If the headlights are working and the battery is full charged have you bridged the terminals on the solenoid to determine whether its faulty
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Re: Engine won’t turn over
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2021, 07:43:52 AM »
When I turn the key the lights on the dashboard go off

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Re: Engine won’t turn over
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2021, 11:19:30 AM »
Something similar happened to one of my cars, I can’t explain why the fix worked but effectively the chap sprayed a load of WD40 into the lock and turned the key on and off about 50 times. Keep an eye on your battery charge as it may run it down.
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Re: Engine won’t turn over
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2021, 04:15:47 PM »
If the dash lights go out when you turn the key to start, I would check the battery sounds like it might be goosed
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Re: Engine won’t turn over
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2021, 06:55:41 PM »
Thank you all guys defo think it is the battery as it is totally dead after 8hrs on charge

New battery tomorrow and again thank you

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Re: Engine won’t turn over
« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2021, 12:20:28 AM »
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