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Please, please can anyone help - have just spent nearly £2,000 getting my P38 fixed and it wont start - again. Am ready to give away...The last time it wouldnt start, it was towed to main dealer and I was told it was the immobiliser being interferred with by broadband/mobile phone waves and it was re-configured by them. This time, I dont think its the same thing: for the last five days or so, the passenger side front door would not lock/unlock with remote key. Had to be done manually inside car. Used the car fine last night. Only thing on computer read out was 'low screen wash' as had used quite a lot on insects yesterday. This morning key in, no issues on computer and the ignition ok, turned over - but wont start. Battery ok as turning over. No faults coming up. Please, please can you suggest anything. Cannot keep spending hundreds as we have just done. (Money pit doesnt come close.) Perhaps someone would like to swap it for an old vogue as I had very little trouble with that!!!!!!! This one seems to be a total lemon as had problem after problem since bought it two years ago.

Main dealer suggests it might be BECM problem and should have it replaced - but he also suggested at least £400 for possible repair and unlimited time span to do it....my hubby is a great home mechanic, rebuilding minis and any older car in his sleep, but throws up his hands at anything with computer faults! He doesnt know what to do next.

We are now desperate. :( :(

It is a P38 2.5 DSE R reg.
 

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if it's turning over and not showing immobilised then the ignition is not locking you out.

You only need compression and fuel (and a couple of other bits).

Can you hear the fuel pump coming on?

What work have you recently done? if inlet off has the tps / maff etc been reconnected properly?
(p.s. Not up to speed on diesel cars)
 

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Hi, thank you for your response. So its not the immobiliser then, we can rule that out? Although hubby said it was turning over last time but battery was flat and he thought it was the same this time, only battery ok.

we have had the following just done: Fuel pump removed, specialist serviced and repaired (£800,00) refitted, and timing adjusted
new battery
new oil filter
new hose with new hose clips
top up antifreeze
specialist service/vehicle had immobilsed. Reset system.

This was all done in local garage, but taken to main dealer for resetting system. That was three weeks ago. While away on holiday, had major power loss until we found a small pipe off (we think) a sensor, but not sure what. After that, ran brilliantly until this morning. (With the passenger door lock the only problem).

Any help?
 

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As i said i really do not know diesel engines and therefore am guessing that it's either no fuel or an engine sensor.

Check all sensor wiring the ensure they are connected correctly and that the fuel pump is pumping at position 2 on your key.
 
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