Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: East Victoria, Australia
AU Starting Problem
I've got a AU1 auto, and recently, sometimes (happened twice in 2 weeks) when starting it, the engine will not turn over at all. It's as if I had the tranny in Drive, but it was in park. To get the car started, I needed to switch the ignition off, and try again, and then it starts flawlessly.
There is power there - all the warning lights appear. I even tried moving the gear stick up and down, thinking it might be the netural park switch, but that didnt work. I had to power off, and try starting her again.
The battery is fine (had it checked).
Im thinking either the fuel pump, or starter motor is on the go? Am I on the right track? Or is it the computer playing up? Oh and also I've had the low coolant level light flashing on two occasions (but at different times to the starting problem). Thing is, the coolant level is fine, and even if it was low, shouldn't the light just stay on, and not 'flash'?? Is this flashing some sort of code? Could it be related to the starting problem?
What do you guys think? Thanks in advance for any comments :)