ok I have 2 problems at moment with my car not sure if they are related at all:

  1. When I turn the key in ignition car wont start - no clicking noise and the engine does not turn over. However I can get the car started with a push start.
  2. I noticed that there is a delay in acceleration - even if I put my foot flat on the pedal car only starts to rev about 5-10 seconds later, so when I change gears I lose power for a bit.
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    This is very broad. Batteries and starters go bad all the time. I would suggest taking to an auto parts store or garage to have the charging system checked.
    – CharlieRB
    Commented Feb 8, 2017 at 20:36
  • i agree as your acceleration is radio controlled low power could cause it problems i would say alternator / battery problems
    – Barkermn01
    Commented Feb 8, 2017 at 23:21
  • delay in acceleration is gone think it may have just been some dirt in the fuel, battery and alternator are both new and working fine, just changed the belt that powers the alternator as well
    – D Fuller
    Commented Feb 10, 2017 at 8:16

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If you are certain that you have good voltage but starter doesn't turn, try to give the starter power directly. If it turns normally then the starter is fine.

If that is the case you can look at the starter relay, test it and make sure you get voltage to it when turning the key.

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