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    Vauxhall Combo 1.7 diesel wont start
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    • 26th Aug 10, 9:38 AM
    Vauxhall Combo 1.7 diesel wont start 26th Aug 10 at 9:38 AM
    Ok, hoping someone can help. Been driving us mad. My combo 1.7 diesel wont start.
    Sequence of events:

    New Starter Motor put on
    Started ok and drove for 3 days. Last drive was for about 1.5 hrs. Turned engine off and it wouldn't start .....had to get a bump start and then only drove for 5 mins. Started up fine few hours later when used it again.
    Starting was intermittent from there on in. Sometimes took 2-3 times of turning ignition to start.
    Took it to get a new battery thinking this may be the problem. Wouldn't start after coming out of shop, so changed battery there and then. Started fine.
    Drove for a couple of weeks all fine. Then same problem, wouldn't start. Had to bump start it to get it going.
    New ignition switch put on. (someone suggested this could be blown)
    Another new Starter Motor put on (thought maybe first new one was faulty)
    Now still wont start.
    Visually checked all electrical leads and fuses - all seem fine.
    Glow plug light comes on and sometimes there is a clicking sound as the glow plug light goes off.
    It is just dead, doesn't turn over or anything. Nothing there at all.
    Had a new alternator 10 mths ago.
    Had a new clutch 6 mths ago.

    Can anyone help/advise?
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