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car trouble, help needed

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7y, 11m agoPosted 7 years, 11 months ago
hi guys wondered if anyone can help me? went 2 start my car this morning it started then i drove round the corner then cut out, couldnt start it up again and red engine light come on. any help appriciated.
my car is a t reg rover 200 turbo diesel
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7y, 11m agoPosted 7 years, 11 months ago
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#1
Hi I don't know alot about cars - but I had a Mazda many years back - and when I started that and drove along the road it would cut out.

It turned out my alternator needed replacing.
#2
Go here to relevant forum and ask the same question. Great people in there.
http://forums.mg-rover.org/
banned#3
I think its your spiggot shaft
#4
best to do is have a lil gander on forums to find common problems.

but let me just throw random idea's at you so perhaps it might help you along the way..
~ glow plugs dont like being in the cold. needs warming before moving off.
~ like the above said, it could be alternator which stops things dead pretty quickly if your batt is low. test it with multimeter or another car?
~ coolant gone? - overheat engine? (prob will see lots of smoke tho.. lol)

On thinking about it it seems more of a eletrical problem.
#5
I'm not big on cars but it sounds to me like the falange might have come loose.
banned#6
it could be any one of a hundred things so doubt you'd solve it with advice on a deals forum. Join the AA / RAC and get it more than half a mile from your house and call them out. or get it to a garage
#7
thanks, ill hav a little look through the forums now and see if i can solve it, just dont hav the pennies 2 put in garage with it being christmas and all;-)
#8
Look in your handbook to see what the " red light " means.. it is obviously something serious.
#9
Does the lights turn on, if yes the battery is ok

I had the same problem and my cam belt on my vauxhall vectra came off and messed up the engine, got a quote from the garage and they said some of tghe engine components need changing and would cost £550 :x

So i sold the car for spares or repair for £200, lost around £1200 on the car:x

Hope your car gets fixed

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