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Defender 2001 TD5 starting issues

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hello everyone need some help!!

i have a 2001 land rover defender TD5 it has issues starting i have it at my local garage and they dont know what it is they have replaced a load of parts and have got it down to...

you turn the key and it does not turn over the engine and does nothing but when you spray quick start spray into the air intakes and then turn the key it fires straight up. 

what is the issues please help!

when you turn the key the car turns over but does not start

they have replaced the pump

it only starts when you spray quick spray in the air intakes

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So are you saying it only turns over if quick start is sprayed?

One possible thing is the starter solenoid contacts wear out on td5s, and cause the starter to stop working. If you tap the starter it can sometimes make it work for a bit. New contact kits are fairly cheap and easy to fit if it is this; check ebay.

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Only turning over with quick start is extremely odd - can't understand how or why that would happen.

It must turn over when the ignition is turned but theres no quick start too? Based on this assumption, sometimes the starter motors start to break down, causing electrical interference which affects the crank position sensor. You can test this by turning ignition on and then bump or tow starting. I.e. starting the engine without the starter motor interference.

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