I am having a large amount of difficulty with my car (ZTT 190). Today I replaced the reverse light switch, which solved my previous problem of the reverse lights and parking sensor not coming on. I figured that happening would mean it would fail it's MOT, which was due on the 27th Feb.
Now, the car won't fire when turning over:
- I washed it last week (I think some water may have got where it shouldn't?, perhaps the spark plugs? I checked and the ECU (Engine Control Unit) bay is dry and the plenums are clear. If it is caused by damp, would having the engine running and getting warm dry it out? (I was thinking of bump starting)
- Initially when I tried, all the lights came on when turning the ignition and it was quick to start the ignition process, so it's not the battery
- Now, when I turn the key it just clicks and makes a light thumping noise, as if something is blocking the process, so there is no attempt at turning over.
Unfortunately I am hampered somewhat by having no garage and only basic tools.
Can anyone advise?