Bit of a noob here so apologies if I'm in the wrong place!
My 53 plate 2.0 TDi 140 is having some starting issues. Somedays it will start first time every time, sometimes (most) it takes 5-10 seconds of ticking over to start and sometimes it doesn't ever start!
I had the same problem a few months ago, read a couple things and got the starter motor out, bench tested it, cleaned it, put it back in and it seemed to have helped a little but still struggled to start.
Now I'm having the same problems, if not a little worse.
I can get into the car, key in, ignition on and all the dials etc are fully illuminated, go to turn the key and the battery does nothing but you can hear a fair bit on clicking (starter motor?), the doors lock/unlock and the time/mpg trip resets itself.
Car won't jump start or bump start no matter how big the other vehicle/amount of people pushing etc.
Had the battery off a couple times to charge so I'm guessing this is my problem? New battery?
I was just wondering if anybody else has had similar problems and it being something worse than the battery.
I've also got the dreaded 'A' head which is prone to cracking and does use a bit of coolant..
Thanks in advance