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MG MGF Technical - ignition lights flicker, no starter motor
|My MGF 1.8i won't start. It has been left unused for 2 weeks and when I try to start it, the ignition lights flicker very fast with a clicking sound, but the starter motor doesn't start. The headlights switch on so I don't suspect a battery, but I could be wrong.|
Has anyone any ideas please?
|Clicking sound is most probably the starter solenoid. The sound takes me back to my father playing with a Standard 9 many years ago.|
Put a meter over the battery connections - you need about 14v to get the starter to spin correcly and start the motor. Much below 11v and you will just get a clicky solenoid.
Charge the battery and all should be OK again.
I'll check it in the morning.
|I have recently returned from a month away and my *F* had the same problem - recharged battery (which is fairly new) and all is now OK.|
|Almost certainly the battery. Sprinter's check procedure will confirm it.|
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