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Renault Traffic 2011 intermittent starting problem.

Discussion in 'Car Repairs / Maintenance' started by Sherco290, 29 Nov 2020.

  1. Sherco290

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    Hello there.
    As above, from time to time I turn on the ignition, everything lights up and operates normally but the starter does not work. There is no click from the solenoid so I assume there is no power going from the switch?. Any suggestions gratefully received!.
     
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    Probably its the starter motor solenoid that's given up here, but put the battery on charge for a few hours and see if its more reliable.
    John :)
     
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    Thanks John. You're up late!. The problem is intermittent in that I can go back later and it operates ok and starts. I was kind of wondering if anyone knows if there is a known problem with the part of the ignition switch that operates the starter. The battery always reads OK. I suppose the obvious easiest first thing to try is to change the ignition switch as there is no power going to the solenoid??.
     
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    I haven't heard of any particular issues with the ignition switches on these but it certainly could be possible.
    I'd be looking at finding a 12v supply at the starter using a voltmeter.....when someone else is turning the key, of course!
    If the van has a galactic mileage expect switch troubles - Transit owners please note!
    John :)
     
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    Thanks John. Mileage is 115,000. It did it again yesterday evening so my son checked and there is no power going to the solenoid. As everything else operates with the switch it could be a slightly damaged wire from switch to solenoid intermittently shorting, but then again a fuse should blow in that case!. I'll try a new switch first as that's the easiest
    option. Thanks again.
     
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    Hey Sherco, did you end up getting a solution for the intermitent starting. I have the same issue with 2015 Renault. Any advice would be good before i take to a auto electrician
     
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