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Old 10-30-2005, 17:15   #1 (permalink)
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EB sedan won't start.

Hi All. My 91 eb won't start, died on me at the shops. I've had RACQ out to have a look and they say it's the starter motor.

I'm inclined to trust them. I have power to everything and I think I can hear the solinoid going but nothing from the starter motor.

I just thought I'd ask if there's anything else that it might be, this is the first car I've had with so much electronics:)

Could it be a glitch with software? Could I have turned on some sort of protection unknowingly?

Any help appreciated as the $350 bill to get it fixed is a fair chunk for me.
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Re: EB sedan won't start.

if you can hear the starter clicking but its not trying to turn the motor , then it would most likely be the starter motor.

if it was something in the immobiliser you would not be getting any power to starter at all.

if you are just a little bit handy with a spanner you could fit a new starter yourself , save a few $$$$$.

pick up a reconditioned or new starter at most parts shops or a second hand one from a wreckers , depending on your budget.
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Re: EB sedan won't start.

It could also have been the TFI, that happened to me in an EB the other week :(
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Re: EB sedan won't start.

G'day,
had my 12/91 EB since it was 4 months old. The starters do crap out due the inherent engine bay heat that goes with these things. But they are not common.
I have NEVER done a starter in mine.
Have you tried jump starting it??
If a jump start gets it going, then it is likely that your battery died. I do one every 12-18 months...and its sniffing for one now.

If it does prove to be battery, you MUST buy an EB battery....the terminals differ from EA and ED.

IF you put in a new battery or jump it and it won't turn over, get someone to drive the key, and while they hold it in the start position, give the starter a whack. If it turns over with this treatment, then it's definatley starter...if not, then it is a possible bad earth.

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