my car won't start! - MINI Cooper Forum
Go Back   MINI Cooper Forum > MINI Technical Forums > Maintenance & MINI Care


Maintenance & MINI Care
Find Sponsor products associated with this forum
Questions and advice on keeping your MINI in top shape, from engine oil to body wax

Mini2.com is the premier Mini Cooper Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Won't start.......................NOT cold start issue Rwatts4mini First Generation Faults & Fixes 2 Nov 5th, 2011 01:16 PM
none start sted First Generation Faults & Fixes 1 Jan 24th, 2010 10:48 AM
My cold start issue is now a warm start issue FrenchCori First Generation Faults & Fixes 0 Mar 31st, 2006 10:39 PM
start, stall, won't start KTC First Generation Faults & Fixes 12 Mar 27th, 2003 05:42 AM
Will not start period....NOT Cold Start Issue Silly First Generation Faults & Fixes 31 Aug 5th, 2002 02:35 PM

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread
  #1 (permalink)  
Old Mar 30th, 2012, 05:48 PM
MINI2 Regular
Offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Bristol
Posts: 101
Local Time: 04:19 PM
United Kingdom Female
my car won't start!

I took my dooper to gatwick on the weekend (I live in bristol) and I've been off sick all week so haven't used it. I went to start it today, pulled away and I thought I stalled it as it conked out and a warning light came on. I tried to start the car again and it would not start ='( I looked up the warning light and its the light for 'engine malfunction'.
Anybody got any insight as to what the problem is?
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old Mar 30th, 2012, 08:42 PM
Macguyvic's Avatar
Macguyvic
Offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Richmond, Texas
Posts: 586
Local Time: 10:19 AM
United States Male
Is the motor trying to start or nothing happens when you press the start button? You have some power if you are getting warning lights...
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old Mar 30th, 2012, 08:54 PM
MINI2 Regular
Offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Bristol
Posts: 101
Local Time: 04:19 PM
United Kingdom Female
The engine turns over loads and just won't start.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old Mar 30th, 2012, 09:43 PM
Macguyvic's Avatar
Macguyvic
Offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Richmond, Texas
Posts: 586
Local Time: 10:19 AM
United States Male
It appears that you have an 08 diesel...It could be something as simple a a blown fuse for the fuel pump, although not sure why it happened. Glo plug issues, could be a timing issue. You have power because the starter is turning, which is ok as well. I think the next step is make sure you are getting fuel.
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old Mar 30th, 2012, 09:49 PM
Macguyvic's Avatar
Macguyvic
Offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Richmond, Texas
Posts: 586
Local Time: 10:19 AM
United States Male
Do you have an alarm? Is your car a standard shift? I saw a thread about a clutch contact switch under the dash...
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old Mar 30th, 2012, 10:11 PM
MINI2 Regular
Offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Bristol
Posts: 101
Local Time: 04:19 PM
United Kingdom Female
Its started now, my mums boyfriend had a fiddle with it when I was out and its running like normal now but its got me worried!
Its a 57 plate dooper and showing low fuel, not sure if because it hasn't been used this week and the warm weather has dried the pipes =S
Now need to get fuel and no garages in my area have any diesel!
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old Mar 30th, 2012, 10:20 PM
Macguyvic's Avatar
Macguyvic
Offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Richmond, Texas
Posts: 586
Local Time: 10:19 AM
United States Male
Hallelujah! When you get a chance tell us what he did to get it to start. I checked other forums when I read your thread and others are having similar issues. Hope all goes well for you!
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old Mar 31st, 2012, 09:58 PM
MINI2 Regular
Offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Bristol
Posts: 101
Local Time: 04:19 PM
United Kingdom Female
He said he just tried it a few times and it worked, seems a bit strange it just started ok! I think I'll take it to the garage to see what they say!
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old Apr 8th, 2012, 08:41 PM
MINI2 Regular
Offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Bristol
Posts: 101
Local Time: 04:19 PM
United Kingdom Female
So I finished work tonight and went to start the car and the same happened!
It started for about 2 seconds and then the engine cut out.
I tried it about 7 or 8 times and eventually the engine chocked back to life but it has got me worried, my car is well looked after!
Im wondering if because I have start/stop on my car (57 dooper) the starting motor has had it, but it shouldnt be playing up after only 4 years surely?!
Anybody got any ideas what is going on?
Thanks
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old Nov 19th, 2012, 08:11 AM
MINI2 Regular
Offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Bristol
Posts: 101
Local Time: 04:19 PM
United Kingdom Female
Just to update you if anybody has the same problem, I had a hole in one of the pipes which was letting air into the fuel, so 300 later and its working fine!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Won't start.......................NOT cold start issue Rwatts4mini First Generation Faults & Fixes 2 Nov 5th, 2011 01:16 PM
none start sted First Generation Faults & Fixes 1 Jan 24th, 2010 10:48 AM
My cold start issue is now a warm start issue FrenchCori First Generation Faults & Fixes 0 Mar 31st, 2006 10:39 PM
start, stall, won't start KTC First Generation Faults & Fixes 12 Mar 27th, 2003 05:42 AM
Will not start period....NOT Cold Start Issue Silly First Generation Faults & Fixes 31 Aug 5th, 2002 02:35 PM

» Recent Threads
MOT Advisories - Would you buy this car?
Today 01:34 PM
Last post by RoomForFour
Today 01:34 PM
0 Replies, 38 Views
Annoying vibration in the dashboard
Feb 14th, 2012 12:38 AM
Last post by ryanharris
Today 01:01 PM
8 Replies, 3,230 Views
LED Daytime running lights - retro fit
Apr 15th, 2014 06:08 PM
Last post by french01
Today 12:57 PM
7 Replies, 1,438 Views
What Sat nav cd do I need?
Today 11:47 AM
Last post by uk_ricky_uk
Today 11:55 AM
1 Replies, 60 Views
Paint warrenty
Today 10:16 AM
by Peter85
Last post by The Nun
Today 11:52 AM
1 Replies, 77 Views
Drivers door actuator, fitment?
Oct 6th, 2014 05:13 PM
Last post by uk_ricky_uk
Today 11:49 AM
2 Replies, 438 Views
Misfiring R55 JCW engine in 6th gear between 2k-3k RPM with throttle wide open
Oct 21st, 2014 10:30 AM
Last post by Mr Muffin
Today 11:00 AM
8 Replies, 775 Views
R56 Aux and Usb
Today 10:41 AM
by Redevo
Last post by Redevo
Today 10:41 AM
0 Replies, 70 Views
Sprintbooster for MINI Cooper R56
May 14th, 2009 04:29 PM
Last post by Gacek191
Today 07:41 AM
9 Replies, 3,473 Views
I need a tool to flash a JCW map to my 04 MCS ECU
Yesterday 09:42 PM
Last post by djtmalta
Yesterday 10:36 PM
2 Replies, 234 Views
Electric window stopped working
Jul 6th, 2006 03:48 PM
Last post by regarp
Yesterday 06:22 PM
34 Replies, 65,978 Views
Bonnet touching body
Aug 15th, 2014 03:47 PM
Last post by The Nun
Yesterday 03:58 PM
3 Replies, 466 Views
Facebook page selling mini parts around the uk
Yesterday 11:50 AM
by Alex93x
Last post by Restyle
Yesterday 03:25 PM
2 Replies, 164 Views
New Mini Cooper D - Worth the money?
Yesterday 01:33 PM
Last post by dangoodwin
Yesterday 01:33 PM
0 Replies, 142 Views
Mini Clubman Barn Doors Won't Lock
Oct 22nd, 2014 03:51 AM
Last post by WeeBad
Yesterday 01:03 PM
3 Replies, 441 Views
R56 Footwell module dead
Jul 15th, 2014 04:19 AM
by miniuy
Last post by k3fus
Yesterday 07:16 AM
6 Replies, 1,296 Views
inside lights
Oct 23rd, 2014 11:19 PM
Last post by bigmamabear
Oct 23rd, 2014 11:19 PM
0 Replies, 191 Views
Lights on warning not working
Oct 21st, 2014 11:42 AM
by S2dicky
Last post by S2dicky
Oct 23rd, 2014 09:16 PM
4 Replies, 492 Views
Smoked Headlight Covers GTO276S
Oct 23rd, 2014 08:49 PM
by tmath23
Last post by tmath23
Oct 23rd, 2014 08:49 PM
0 Replies, 192 Views
engine fan on more frequently
Oct 16th, 2014 01:46 PM
Last post by stewarth
Oct 23rd, 2014 07:27 PM
3 Replies, 674 Views
» Premium
» Auto Insurance
Wheel & Tire Center

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.1

All times are GMT. The time now is 03:19 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.3.2