My every reliable Vitara is playing up. Been going on for the last few months. When I try to start it often there is a pause and then the engine turns over and starts, other times there is a clicking sound and eventual start. Other times no responce at all but after switching off and re try engine starts. Starter motor has no problem turning over engine and battery is OK.
Is this a solenoid problem/poor electrical connection and if not what.?
It's a 2ltr V6 automatic.
Problem is worse when its been standing a while but there is no consistent pattern, sometimes it starts, sometimes clicks, other times nothing, but to date will start after repeated attempts.
Next silly question is where is the starter motor located for the life of me I can't find it, I assume it must be hiiden under the exhaust manifold.
Have tried to google problem no sensible solutions.