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Hi everyone,
I decided to take the plunge and I bought my first Alfa on Friday; a beautiful 52-reg 156 Veloce 1.6TS. Yay!

But all is not well. I turned the key this morning and... nothing. The headlights are bright so I assume the battery is okay and the dash illumination doesn't dim when I turn the starter key. I'm guessing it's the starter motor solenoid. Any other ideas?

The Fish Brothers dealership in Swindon is literally just around the corner so I think I'll book it in there for a 82,000 mile service while I'm at it.

Any idea how much the service and starter motor will cost?

Thanks in advance for any help.
David.
 

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I think you're guessing right.
The only problem with booking it into the dealer is that they will replace the starter motor rather than cleaning and re-oiling it which is usually all that's needed.
 

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Check the thick red lead that goes to the top of your battery. If that is loose or has become detatched then starter will not turn.
 
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