I am a newbie here so hope I posted in right section? I have a TD4 3 door commercial always has starter problems..
The garage I got it from sold it to me with a tattered worn out old battery and luckily I didn't get stranded along way from home, even if I did have breakdown cover.
When I became aware of the problem starting I got a new battery right away.. Found out when fitting the new one or after it's been charged up the back window needs lifting up again but also the radio/CD player comes on even without the ignition turned on and needs to be turned off or battery drain happens really quickly..
Even though I am aware of that and just fitted a recently charged up year old battery and the battery light at the top shows green for OK still..
For the life of me I cannot get the positive terminal connection to tighten enough to stop it moving while it's attached to battery..
The problem got so bad I totally replaced the negative terminal and lead to a horizontal brass one..
Positive lead is more tricky to replace as it has two other wires going into it..
Only thing I could think of to get it replaced was a leisure battery connection with the extra attachments.. still haven't done that yet as it needs Mot..
So the battery reads ok and the positive terminal still a tad loose..
Could this be the reason the thing will not start.... yet it makes an all round connection?
Maybe if I could pack the connection out with foil or aluminium it may help?
Anyone ever had this problem?
I get the feeling it could be starter motor issue ?
Maybe best to let a reputable garage try sort it out..?
I am Blue Badge and would love to have a go, but sadly can't now..
Hope this wasn't too boring?
Real name Dave