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Hi guys, been a while since i posted last, so bit of a long one but bear with me please, got shot of my old corsa B for Corsa C SXi, been ne bother up till now, due to the rubbish weather it has not been run since 23rd December, went to start it yesterday to take it for a good blast to get the battery up to speed and no go, it started for like 2 seconds and then died, at the time i put it down to being a dead battery due to the cold, so i got the jump start kit out and connected it up, turned the ignition to position 2 to get a booster charge, the engine exhaust emissions symbol warning light was flashing on and off and there was a ticking noise like a bomb for about 5-10 seconds then the light went out and ticking stopped, at which point i turned the ignition to position 3 and the car started fine with no problems.

Took it to get some fuel and then it started up no problem, went out for a 20 mile drive to our local shopping centre and after a few hours came back and it started up no problem, come to this morning and it was just turning over and over, i thought it was a flat battery again, but after checking with a battery tester it is showing full charge, so after scratching me head for a bit i did some checking online and from hearing others it began to dawn that it could be an immobiliser issue as it starts but only for a second, this has been confirmed as when i switch the key to position 2 and leave it for about 15 seconds, the ticking noise is heard again and the engine electronics and exhaust emmisions symbols flashes for a bit until the engine electronics one goes out, at that point when i turn to position 3 it again fires but only for like a second, is there anyway this can solved without going to a dealer or is it best to just bite the bullet and get a dealer to sort it asap, cheers guys and soz for the essay!​
 

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Had someone take it into a garage today, apparantly it was the crankshaft sensor, this has been replaced, apparantly it ran fine, but when i got home from work and came to test me motor meself, surprise surprise it wont start at all now, not even taking key out and trying again like how i got it started last time, am a bit narked, gonna get back to the garage tomorrow and get a refund aswell as get them on the car again!
 

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that ticking noise is normal as all corsas do it if you leave the ignition on. when the car wont start try locking and unlocking the car and then see if it will start.
 
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