2006 159 2.2JTS Problems Starting
Just before Christmas, my car took several attempts to start. It only happened a couple of times so I didn't think much of it. I work from home so I don't do many miles and do lots of short runs so I presumed that along with the cold weather that it was just dirty plugs and a good run would sort it out. This didn't do the trick so I began thinking that maybe the battery was getting old.
I went away for a couple of weeks over New Year and was half expecting my car not to start when I got back but surprisingly, it started first time. I drove home (about a 1 hour drive). I went out later that day and drove 40 minutes. I started it at 2am and it was slow to start. I then drove 40 minutes home but stopped off at Tesco's to buy some food round the corner from my house. The engine was hot so I thought that I would have no problems starting it but it wouldn't start at all. I had drained the battery and so I had to push start it. Push starting it started first time.
The battery was then too flat to start it so I bought a multimeter and a battery charger. I tested the battery with a multimeter and that's fine. I then tried to start the car with a fully charged battery and after about 8 attempts it eventually started. I then tested the battery again with a multimeter to test the alternator and that was fine too.
There is definitely something wrong though as with a fully charged battery, it should be firing straight away. I'm now thinking fuel or ignition but then thought that maybe it was the LAMBA sensor.
Any ideas what the problem is? It would be appreciated if someone can point me in the right direction.