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    Some Help needed!

    Right my wee sis has a wee 2003 MG TF 1.6 which has been sitting still over most of the winter. shes not long past so is obviously dying to get out driving but her car wont start it wont even try to turn over

    thinking it was the battery i tested the old one at work which was a dud, then got a new one which was put in just before this video.

    after having no luck i looked about online and found out that its conman for the key to go out of sync so re-synced that up. also seen its common for the starter to jam up so i put it in 3rd and gave it a good rock back on forward in the drive but nothing unlocked.

    Im out of ideas with what it could be theres some funny sounds coming from the engine when trying to start so i took a vid of that aswell as inside since i thought it would help the fault finding.

    Thanks alot for any help!!!



    At the engine
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOsMN2nkstE


    inside the car
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yR4ChARGmks
    Just because it smokes like a taxi doesnt mean it goes like one

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    Have you tried to physically bump the car down the road with someone pushing it?
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    nah mate its right down the bottom of my drive at a big angle, doubt we could get it out the drive pushing it
    Just because it smokes like a taxi doesnt mean it goes like one

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    ok with 4 of us pushing we got it bump started =D

    so whats likely to be broke? starter? solenoid ?
    Just because it smokes like a taxi doesnt mean it goes like one

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    Try this forum, I use it for my MGF and people are very helpfull.

    http://forums.mg-rover.org/forumdisplay.php?f=12

    I have no sound on my PC at work so can't hear the first video. I assume you bump started the car and it kept running but wouldn't restart when stopped?

    If the starter motor is not making a noise then it's solenoid could be broken or stuck so it needs to be replaced.

    If the starter motor is making a noise then it could be lots of different things.
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