I am baffled and hope someone can advise of a possible cause for the following problem. Last week i put my car in for an MOT and to get clutch done, as it was slipping badly, on receipt of the car and a hefty bill, i noticed a new problem. Every time i start the car there is a loud ticking from what i can only assume is the starter motor, then after a few secs the engine starts. Also, my trip counter seems to reset itself at will and the speedo dials and light up it quite a disco light manner until it settles down when car starts. Now i said to the garage that this ticking etc had suddenly appeared after being in the garage, the response i got was "yes we noticed that when we had it on the ramp" i.e. it wasnt them, but i know it wasnt happening beforehand because i turn off radio and fan before i switch on ingnition so would have heard it prior to it going in garage, so its my word agaisnt him and i am knackered. But my question is what could be causing the problem, is it the starter motor, or maybe a bad earth or???
Cheers in advance on any thoughts