- help car broken down
Hi.Posted 4 years ago
Currently sat waiting for the RAC to turn up, outside the kids nursery. The story:
Car has never had any problems, starts first time every time. Had it’s yearly mot and service yesterday only advisory was near bald front tyres. So drive home last night fine, drive to kids nursery this morning fine. Left the car there all day while I bused in. Get back to car and it won’t start, all electric are coming on put won’t start. On a steep residential street unfortunately facing the wrong way, I did try a reverse jump start but nothing and a bit scared with little brakes and almost no steering!
Have they done something or left something loose or have I just flattened the battery. No lights on when I approached and they come on note? Help only 1 hour to wait.hamishthecatMember
My diesel did that – turned out to be main fuel pump. Could be all sorts of things but sounds a bit like fuel starvation. It does of course have fuel in – and you know that irrespective of what the gauge says?
Edit – actually, re-reading OP I’m not clear if it turning over or not.Posted 4 years ago
My guess is – oring in wrong place/missin or doubled up/poor quality filter used on fuel filter creating an air leak in letting fuel drain back to tank.
Or the diesel spill lines are leaking again letting fuel bleed back.
The combination of it being parked nose up hill and turning over free is what makes me think this way.
Rac man will probably prime the system.
Failing that a sensor may have just gone duff- they do that.Posted 4 years ago
If the fuels run back priming it will get it started but it does mean the garage will have to have a look and see if theres something awry with the fuel piping.
The fact it doesnt have a fuel primer bulb built in means they must have disconected and reconnected the fuel lines at the filter and/or pump.Posted 4 years ago
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