: Help needed guys bad starter

17-02-2013, 19:51
Hi guys my mate has a astra h 1.9 cdti when he try's to start it the starter try's to turn over sounds like its jumping teeth ! But if I bridge the starter then it's starts when it's started the lights flicker and when you turn steering the lights die?. Then come back on he's had gear box fixed could it be a bad earth? We're are the earths on a astra h cdti all help is great full cheers guys

17-02-2013, 22:00
Battery problem or alternator I think, if you turn the steering wheel and the lights flicker current drawn for the power steering pump would cause this. Do the lights brighten if you rev the car?