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PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:03 am 
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No idea what this is. Firstly I thought the battery was on the way out because it had trouble turning over, then just now, I go to start it with my charger (200amp engine start mode) across the battery and all I get is the sound of the starter whirring/spinning.

The starter is 6 months old and there's already a new earth strap.

Any ideas? Could it not be making contact with the flywheel? Lost all it's teeth? Or is there something else I should look at?


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 12:34 pm 
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Sounds to me as though the solenoid is working but it's not throwing the shaft out.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:36 am 
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Yeah, that's what I'm thinking. It sounds like it spins fine, but just not engaging, which makes me think the solenoid isn't popping it out.

It is difficult to remove? I seem to remember something about removing the bolts for the oil cooler and swinging it out the way? Is the starter then difficult to get out?


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:50 pm 
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Just wanted to say x-ray was bang on the money. The solenoid stopped throwing the shaft out. Got a new starter and all good.

I had to give up trying to replace the starter myself though - I have no idea how the f#ck you're mean to get to the top bolt on the starter to unmount it. It's tighter than a duck's....


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