Starter motor problem?
Posted 13 April 2008 - 08:38 PM
My starter motor has just started playing up. Not the usual problem of clicking and nothing else. It runs away as if going to do something but doesn't engage, if that makes sense. I have a 200Tdi Defender 1994. Can anyone shed any light on this problem?
Posted 13 April 2008 - 08:46 PM
Posted 13 April 2008 - 08:52 PM
Either the solenoid isn't throwing the starter dog onto the flywheel ring gear, the starter dog itself is stuck, you have a few teeth stripped off the dog or the ring gear, or the little arm that throws the starter dog is broken/siezed/dislocated.
Thanks for that Les. It does start eventually, but sometimes can take several goes before she fires up. It also seems to be worse first thing in the morning?
P.S How do you get to the damn thing. It seems impossible from top or bottom. Do you need to take the down pipe of the exhaust off first?
Posted 14 April 2008 - 06:53 AM
Thanks Cip, that is really helpful. I did put starter in the search finder but didn't see these.
Posted 14 April 2008 - 09:53 AM
Posted 14 April 2008 - 12:16 PM
Posted 14 April 2008 - 12:31 PM
i replaced it with a new bearmach one i think it cost about £90 ish but for the peace of mind that it should start should i stall it in a stupid situation (more than likley) it seemed the right thing to do. i may have a look at the old one and see if it is servicable and keep it as a spare but the gear on the old starter motor turned freeley which i perceve to be bad.
Did your old one give way completely? What were the symptoms? Where did you buy your Bearmach one from?
Posted 14 April 2008 - 12:36 PM
...Defender 110 Td5 99 Model
Posted 14 April 2008 - 12:38 PM
In order to avoid the hustle and stress, I simply bought a new Bosch Starter.. ( real broke now) and keep the old one for a rainy day.. It was minus 5 degress that morning.. Brrrrrrrr
Where did you buy it from and how much if you don't mind me asking?
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