- My model of MX-5 is: nbfl 2005 1.8vvt icon
- I’m based near: bradford
- I’m looking for technical help or recommendations on: starting issue
I have had the car for over a year and never had any problems with it starting until the end of August.
I had been away for a month and came back…the car started up fine - no problems whatsoever after not moving or being charged for a month.
I go away again for a week and come back to find that the driver’s side is full of water…at least an inch of it - the drain holes had clogged.
I emptied and dried up the carpets etc as best I could.
However, ever since then I have to use a booster on the battery to get it to fire up the engine.
I connect the booster to +ve terminal and -ve to battery bracket retaining bolt and the engine fires straight up.
I have removed the battery and charged it…it was fully charged. I also can see that the alternator is charging it as I have a device to tell me what the voltage is when am driving. So I know that it isn’t the alternator not charging.
I have looked at the immediate earth point from the battery and it is like new! The lead that then carries on from it appears to be good too.
I have had a brief look at the loom running along the driver’s side footplate and cannot see any break or water that may be causing the issue I am having…