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to expect it to last more than a fortnight

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ninathenana Thu 17-Jul-14 22:42:18

I bought DD a cheap car as when SiL goes she won't have the use of one for work.
Ok it was a risk, buying 'bought as seen' but it had brand new MOT and looked and sounded good.
Two weeks in the damn thing won't start !!

rosequartz Thu 17-Jul-14 22:47:29

Is she doing lots of short journeys? Does it need a new battery? Or do you know someone with jump leads to get it going and then you could try giving it a longer run.

Try simple things first, then if that doesn't work you may need to investigate further.

geeljay Thu 17-Jul-14 23:07:34

The question, does the car engine turn over freely, but still does not start? Or does the battery not turn the engine over? Like said above, many short journeys using radio, lights, fan heater/cooler will take more out than is being put in.

merlotgran Thu 17-Jul-14 23:19:35

Is it petrol or diesel? One of the most common problems with diesel cars is blocked filters or air in the fuel system.

kittylester Fri 18-Jul-14 07:21:41

Poor you Nina, it's the frustration that gets to you, isn't it, and the extra stress involved in sorting it out! flowers

ninathenana Fri 18-Jul-14 09:30:19

kitty exactly that smile don't need another hassle at the moment.

merlot SiL who is amateur mechanic has diagnosed failed fuse for fuel pump. He's also going to change the fuel filter [smkile]

ninathenana Fri 18-Jul-14 09:32:46

smikle ??? I quiet like that grin

Eloethan Fri 18-Jul-14 22:52:08

Very upsetting. I hope it turns out to be just a minor problem.