we have got a 2004 tdci 1.8 ghia that is left standing for two weeks
at a time
after a few days it just won’t start,we got a new battery and the same
thing happened again after it was left for two weeks ,
the auto electrician said he could not find any thing obvious and the
garage recommended replacing the alternator but that must be working
as for the two weeks he is home the car starts every day and that
would not happen if the alternator was working would it ?????
the previous owner had no problems but he also used it every day which
suggests there is a drain ,but where to start looking ?????
any help would be very much appreciated
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When you say it does not start after a few days, what actually happens? Does
it fail to turn over? Or does it turn over normally, but fail to fire? How
do you get it started eventually?
The checks that should have been made are to see if there is any excessive
current drain when everything is off, and a check of the charging rate when
running. Did your electrician do those checks? If so, can he give you the
figures for you to post here?
Assuming those checks have been carried out, and were OK, that will rule out
an alternator problem.
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