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Car won't start.....no clicks really just like a hissing noise.
Fuel level indicator bounces up & down and gives me several different warning lights!
Battery? Or starter motor?

Here's a video of it.....https://vimeo.com/154487490


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A shot in the dark here mate but if you have a multimeter throw it over the battery to check the voltage?
Looks like as soon as you try and start it its sapping what little voltage is left in the battery to power the clocks hence knocking everything off.
If youve got breakdown cover with homestart give them a call (thats what they're paid for)
Hope this helps
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Mine did exactly that... It was the battery... Was one cell down and wasn't holding enough charge to start the car
 

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Battery my friend. You need a new one.
 

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The exact same thing happened to me on Friday.

Got a new battery delivered. Popped it in and was all fine again.

Spooky.
 

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I did get the AA out - they tested the battery - which they said was flat (running at 10.7 volts on the receipt he gave me but he actually said it was under 10 while doing it).

He tried to jump it...didnt work - used bigger cables - still didnt work.
He didnt seem to let it charge though.

He said it was the starter motor - but I'm not convinced

I've had a flat battery before and the noises/dashboard activity was the same
 

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If it is the battery - what one would you's recommend?

OEM from Cox £60....I'd be happy with that.
 

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Honda wanted 90 odd quid for a genuine I went to a local battery centre and they give me one same spec (maintainence free etc) with longer warranty for 55
 

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I've found a Yuasa battery local to me for £68 - I'll go for that as many people rate them
 

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Got it sorted! My mate (who's a mechanic) brought his EP3 over and jump started it within 5 seconds.

The AA Patrolman mustn't have connected the jump lead to the battery properly.
Absolutely shocking!

Took it for a blast and now it's starting no bother......but on the other hand I've found a nail in mt tire!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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Good news and bad news, typical!

Thanks for your buddy.

Fingers crossed that it'll keep running now...
 

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Might replace battery anyway next month when I get a big service done

Reckon its best to replace tyre? Or get it repaired?
 

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If the nail is not in the shoulder of the tyre, then you may be able to get it repaired.

Get it checked anyway.
 

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I'd get the battery replaced asap you don't wanna get caught with you pants down (not literally unless your into that sort of thing)

And ye just repair the tyre if you can IMO
 
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