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#1 2021-05-26 11:46:57

Nwardy22
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Registered: 2021-05-26
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Possible electric fault

Hi all..
I have a 2008 dispatch, over the last few months I've had a few problems. Anti pollution flashs up now and then, wipers only go slow, lights come on, on there own and window only work now and then.  However the other day I was out in it and it was driving fine no problems. Next min it just cut out with no warning and now it won't even turn over. I can turn key and get the click from relay but nothing. I've even tried bump starting it and still nothing.  Rac have put it down to electrical fault but wasn't willing to investige any further. Any ideas where to start or possible fixes..

Thanks.

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#2 2021-05-26 15:20:59

Casper
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From: East Lothian
Registered: 2015-12-20
Posts: 1,858

Re: Possible electric fault

My first post of call would be looking at bad earth after having other electrical issues. Take earth strap off battery and clean also other end where it meets the body. Rub back any rust/paint to get a good metal to metal interface. You also have a 2nd strap under the van somewhere. Could be engine to chassis or starter to engine, clean both ends also.

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#3 2021-05-26 15:30:06

Nwardy22
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Registered: 2021-05-26
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Re: Possible electric fault

Thanks casper. I'll give that a go next week when I get some free time and let you know  ?

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#4 2021-05-27 08:22:02

vaz2121
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From: Glasgow Living:~ SW. Scotland
Registered: 2015-08-31
Posts: 1,150

Re: Possible electric fault

I agree with Casper ... I had for about 6 months A 307 HDI and it gave me what felt like No end of grief until in end and after a few quid gave up and sold it when it was in bits ..........
I learned that keep  good power supply [Battery up to snuff] and rust free earths .........
It's not the be all and end all but with power levels dropping or lower than expected the car can start and do some really odd things that appear to be WTF out of the ordinary ............

I went backwards and bought a 306 non turbo diesel [overall far superior car IMHO] still have it [Although it's on retirment duty] .............
As far as I'm led to believe the 307 was scrapped about 3 years after with only 100,000 on it............

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#5 2021-05-27 10:16:59

Nwardy22
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Registered: 2021-05-26
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Re: Possible electric fault

Yeah I think I may ordera new battery also as previous owner changed battery and I'm no convinced it the right one as the cove don't fit. Fingers crossed, I'll change battery and earth's and it will solve issues. Thanks

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#6 2021-05-28 09:49:11

vaz2121
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From: Glasgow Living:~ SW. Scotland
Registered: 2015-08-31
Posts: 1,150

Re: Possible electric fault

Nwardy22 wrote:

Yeah I think I may ordera new battery also as previous owner changed battery and I'm no convinced it the right one as the cove don't fit. Fingers crossed, I'll change battery and earth's and it will solve issues. Thanks


If your unsure of battery size/power put you reg into a search engine that's at the like of "Carparts4less" and it should give you the battery size required.......
My older Van than yours had apparently a choice of two sizes a small and larger it was the smaller of the two that was fitted it looked to have been changed and was fubbard .........
So I took the number of the Larger size [096] and got one on eBlag that worked out cheaper than even with Carparts4less discounts ,But the Battery arrived with dangerous low charge in it IMHO.......
But after charging and fitting appears to be doing the Job just fine .............
And that must be pushing 6 months..........

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