> There are a few possibilities:
> Neutral safety switch (if an automatic) - move the shifter -
> if it then
> starts that's the problem - switch is defective or needs an
> The battery connections should be clean and tight.
> If the no start usually occurs after the car has been driven -
> engine - the starter is suspect and ought to be replaced.
> The ignition (key) switch can't be discounted if the (above)
> suspects are proven to be OK.
Many thanks for your reply, and sorry for missing detail re the car
the car is 2000/2001 model and has done about 40,000 miles. It is
manual transmission and right hand drive. The starting problem is
intermittent isasmuch as it will happen after a sort drive, or after
it has stood all night.
When it happens, you can try to start it a few times by turning the
key and nothing happens. The ignition circuits come on but not and
hint of the thing trying to start, no starter motor sound or anything.
Walk away from the car and have a cuppa come back ten minets later and
it works fine.
Also do you know where the starter motor on an A160 is located as I
have look all around the engine and can not see anything that even
looks like one.
Many thanks in advance IMK
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