RAC called out as a member and not used them, they turned up (2 vans 2 engineers ) and first of all thought battery as well, although what would stop car running surely not a flat battery? after flattening his battery booster unit on my car, he then decides its the starter motor as its getting hot. He tried hitting screw driver with hammer onto starter motor, no joy. Got towed home and on form diagnostic is listed as "Starter Motor burnt out and Jammed"
Well today fitted another starter motor the same and fault still the same with fully charged two year old battery. Disconnected battery and used neighbours 3 litre BMW Diesel via jump leads to contacts off of battery and still won't start but did get one attempt at slowly turning over so engine not seized another comment from RAC guy! Even with my battery reconnected to car and jump leads from 720Amp battery still no joy. Have check continuity on leads from battery to starter and Alternator OK.
Oil etc all checked OK and ECU (Engine Control Unit) isn't swimming.
Has anyone any ides?
Also been advised its the Alternator, but surely this wouldn't stop car when driving and prevent it from re starting?
Also advised ignition switch wiring, gearbox seized. You really get your monies worth from the RAC
At a bit of a loss and relying on others to try and get going etc due to still being incapacitated.
Many thanks everyone. Sorry not around much at the moment, now back to using buses!
"My lovely car now sold onto a very happy new owner.
I still love this marque and I will still be around, preferred selling to breaking, as a great runner and performer"