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Starter motor problems.

Unread postby COLVERT » Mon Jan 04, 2016 12:02 pm

Worth a look at.



When you turn the key and you just get a clunk but nothing else it may be time to overhaul the starter solenoid.

First however check that the small spade connector on the starter motor is tight, if loose or corroded this can be your problem. However if all is ok the starter motor may need an overhaul.

Rebuild kits are available on e-bay.
Around £10.00 for a kit, which is a lot cheaper than a new motor complete.

The kit comes with full instructions.

First, remove the starter motor from the car.

Disconnect the battery earth first to avoid any electrical shorts.. Then disconnect the starter motor power feed, and the small spade connector.

There are two bolts that secure the starter motor, one at the top is easy to see. The other 0ne,which is at the bottom, is hidden.

On the end of the starter you’ll see 3No 8mm bolts. Unscrew these and remove them.

Once removed the cap will be released under spring pressure. Note the fitment of the rubber seal.


Remove the central plunger assembly noting the fitment of the smaller diameter long spring. Fit this spring onto the new plunger assembly supplied with the kit.

Look inside and you’ll see two electrical contacts. Wear to these is what prevents the starter from working.


These will need replacing with the new items from the kit. Unscrew each contact in turn noting which way round the components are fitted and in which order to replace them.



Fit the new copper contact the correct way round, making sure everything goes back in sequence. ( Important. )


Repeat the process for the other contact which has a bolted electrical connection to the starter motor. Make sure you replace everything in the correct sequence.



Once this is done the plunger can be placed back into the housing making sure the long spring is placed over the end of it first. Replace the cap and ensure that the rubber seal is in place, Replace the 3 bolts and wire retainer. Fit the starter motor back onto the engine and reconnect the power and spade connectors.
Finally refit the vehicle battery lead.. ( Negative last if both removed. )

Job done.- :-D
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Unread postby baconbuttyman » Mon Jan 04, 2016 3:13 pm

great how too but before you disconnect the battery, ensure you have your stereo code....unlike i did ugh
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Unread postby Tourerfogey » Mon Jan 04, 2016 3:22 pm

Excellent guide - thanks :)
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