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Old 15-01-19, 15:52
Long nose102 Long nose102 is offline
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Default Re: Intermittent starting!

On the starter check the connection from the solenoid to the motor it looks like a bit of braided cable normally,undo the nut and make sure it's clean,common thing.
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Old 15-01-19, 17:36
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On the starter check the connection from the solenoid to the motor it looks like a bit of braided cable normally,undo the nut and make sure it's clean,common thing.
Cheers mate I did do that which (I think) didn't do last time. We will see how it goes, hopefully that might of done it.
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Old 19-01-19, 12:10
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And its back! Doing my head in. I thought it had done it this time as the starter motor was spinning faster and stronger but no, clicked on the first turn last night.
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Old 10-02-19, 13:21
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Still have this problem. Taking about 6/7 turns of the key for it to fire the starter motor. Tried bridging a starter lead from the earth straight to the negative on the battery which made it a lot batter but still getting a click every odd turn.

Would changing the starter motor sort this do you reckon? I'm thinking the starter/soliniod are on the last legs.
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Old 20-02-19, 07:17
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Took the starter apart today and gave it a clean up.



Now it's clicking all the time
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Old 20-02-19, 07:58
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Sticky solenoid on this starter motor is very, very common.....

Ouch.... another knuckle
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Old 20-02-19, 08:06
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Took the starter apart today and gave it a clean up.



Now it's clicking all the time
I see a Valeo starter motor. It must be the solenoid. I had the same problem. While you are at it, you might as well replace the brushes.

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Old 21-02-19, 21:17
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Thanks for the tips folks. I got racked off today and a 100 lighter but I now have a new Bosch starter and a van that starts probably was the soliniod but I just didn't have time to source one and repair.
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