Now driving a BMW :(
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Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: West Yorkshire
156 JTD battery cable - a bit wanky really.
My 'Wagon was reluctant to start yesterday, but I just thought that was because I was in Cheshire. It started after a bit of relay thumping and wire tugging. However, this morning it wouldn't start with no end of tugging and thumping even though it was back in the Promised Land.
Mr AA man arrived within 10 minutes, and found that the ring terminal on the main battery to starter motor cable had snapped at the battery end, so was not making contact. He's bodged a repair to get me going, but the cable is really really tight and doesn't have any extra slack on it at all, so he couldn't pull it through anymore. Bit of a crap design really, but I suppose an extra inch of cable must save at least 0.000003 pence per car.
Might be worth other JTD people having a nosy around their positive battery terminals, under the black cover.