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Seeking a bit of T4 experience...

Van has recently started behaving a bit strange when trying to start.

i nipped to the shops recently in the van, when hoping back in, the van displayed symptoms of a flat battery - sounding really tired and slow turning of the starter motor. After a few turns of the key, the van suddenly decided to start from lumpy slow attempt.

got home, turned the van off - moment of truth .... attempted again and boom, no issues started on the button.

week later same issue , out on a run, returned to van , not wanting to start! - this time had to bump start to get home.

suspected the starter motor was on its way out so changed being 18+ years old -
So fitted, 1st attempt started ok. Hour later experiencing the same issue, lazy sounding starter motor van not wanting to start.
Battery reads 12.4 v, when running measures 14v on alternator....

Any ideas on this?

Would the ignition switch cause such symptoms or a bad earth?

To add on this, i have also had an issue once or twice where the radio won’t power on with the ignition live and van running, but never experienced starting issues.

Annoying!
 

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Update......

changed ignition switch and a new battery

van starts with no hesitation with a newly fast turning starter motor - sanity restored!
 
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