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mgtf 2003 starting problem

hi can anyone advise me on how to fix an ignition problem I have, I turn the key and all the lights on the dash come on as should be when I try to start the car on the turn of the key nothing i did have a problem with the dash water gauge I found the problem was the engine wiring from the boot as this was rubbing on the harness could this be the problem again to the starter motor from the ignition any help please thanks in advance
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does the starting motor work
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Yeah could be a wiring problem, especially if your car has a history of them. Can you hear a relay click, or anything?

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The starter motor is usually the culprit here sometimes the terminal connector can corrode away.
First place to check for sure!


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As Sundance says check the starter motor and connections. Also worth hitting the motor with a mallet, or the like, as they can develop spots where they stick.

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