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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-14-05, 03:02 PM
Adrian Ford
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Iffy Starter motor 2.25 petrol

Hi all,
My Starter motor has started spinning without engaging every now
and then especially when its warm.It works ok after a few more key turns.
Has anyone had this problem? and is it easily rectified or am I looking at a
new starter motor.

Thanks
Adrian Ford




 
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-15-05, 02:01 AM
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In message <d8nj6p$d4t$1@news6.svr.pol.co.uk>
"Adrian Ford" <ford@adrian131.freeserve.co.uk> wrote:

> Hi all,
> My Starter motor has started spinning without engaging every now
> and then especially when its warm.It works ok after a few more key turns.
> Has anyone had this problem? and is it easily rectified or am I looking at a
> new starter motor.
>
> Thanks
> Adrian Ford
>
>


It sounds like the Bendix unit is sticking (the gear that slides up
and down the shaft). Depending on the exact type of starter, there
may be a thin lightweight sping "inside" the big chunky one, these
can break and cause a bit of gyp.
Most likely though is that he shaft the gear slides up and down on
has got dirty causing the gear to stick. Give it a good clean
with carb or brake cleaner to get the gear moving freely. *Do
not* be tempted to oil or grease it - more crud will stick to the
lubricant and make it stick again.

Richard
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-15-05, 02:01 AM
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Re: Iffy Starter motor 2.25 petrol

On Tue, 14 Jun 2005 22:44:08 +0100, "Adrian Ford"
<ford@adrian131.freeserve.co.uk> wrote:

>Hi all,
> My Starter motor has started spinning without engaging every now
>and then especially when its warm.It works ok after a few more key turns.
>Has anyone had this problem? and is it easily rectified or am I looking at a
>new starter motor.
>

Yes, it's easily rectified...
by fitting a new starter motor.

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-17-05, 08:01 AM
Jim Renard
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"Adrian Ford" <ford@adrian131.freeserve.co.uk> wrote in message
news:d8nj6p$d4t$1@news6.svr.pol.co.uk...
> Hi all,
> My Starter motor has started spinning without engaging every now
> and then especially when its warm.It works ok after a few more key turns.
> Has anyone had this problem? and is it easily rectified or am I looking at

a
> new starter motor.
>
> Thanks
> Adrian Ford
>
> Adrian,

Just as richard says. Had the same problem in my old girl. Sliding thing was
dirty & hence sticking as I am a mechanical buffoon got my mechanic to fix
it. Only cost me about $20.

Regards

Jim
Australia


 
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-17-05, 10:01 PM
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"Adrian Ford" <ford@adrian131.freeserve.co.uk> wrote in message
news:d8nj6p$d4t$1@news6.svr.pol.co.uk...
Hi all,
My Starter motor has started spinning without engaging every now
and then especially when its warm.It works ok after a few more key turns.
Has anyone had this problem? and is it easily rectified or am I looking at a
new starter motor.

Thanks
Adrian Ford

Strip out the bendix gear, clean it spotlessly & lube with powdered
graphite - do not use grease or any liquid that will collect dust & dirt.

Karen


 
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