Hi, I've had some problems with my battery / starter motor.
About 6 weeks ago I left my 2.0 GTV TS standing for about 4 days. I went to start her and although the alarm and other electrics were fine, the starter motor wouldn't turn over or even click. I've had other cars where if the battery is low it at least turns over slowly - but this literally seemed like there was absolutely no power to the starter. So I disconnected the battery - put it on charge overnight and presto - started first time.
I then took the battery to a garage to test it & they said that it seemed OK. I've driven the car pretty much every day since, and no problems - so I put it down to experience.
This morning, I go to start her for work (this time after leaving her over the weekend) - and same thing again, turn the key - nothing. Everything else, alarm etc is fine. So the battery is again out of the car on charge, but I tested it myself and it read 12v when I took it out - which on my battery tester read as 'normal', but not 13v which is fully charged.
Does anyone have any idea what is going on - I don't fancy spending around £100 on a new battery to find that the problem lies elsewhere? Is it likely to be a dodgy starter motor & if so can I fix it or do I need a reconditioned unit?
Any help much appreciated!