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Jon <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Hi all,
> For about 18months my 200tdi Defender 90 has had the occasional
> starting problem.
> When I turn the key the starter motor spins like a good 'un but the
> engine doesnt turn over.
> Often on the second attempt everything works as it should and I can
> drive away.
> Over the last week or so when we've been having the frosts it can
> often take 8 - 10 attempts to get the thing to start.
> It seems to have no problem starting when everything has warmed up.
> Question - Whats wrong? It would appear that the starter cog isnt
> flying along the starter motor spindle to make contact with the
> I dont need to move the gearbox / flywheel to make it start so I dont
> think I'm any teeth missing on the flywheel.
> Is it possible that it will just need a clean and re-grease or is it
> more likely a new starter motor.... if so price Richard please??
> Also, Haynes Manual suggests access is easiest from the TOP... I think
> from below may be easier. Any suggestions / advice please?
Sounds like the solenoid is not shifting the yoke to engage the
dog. A new starter is:
ERR5009 Starter Motor - 2.5D/TD/200/300Tdi - Bosch Type £91.65 inc VAT
you could change the solenoid, as ever there are three types:
For Valeo starters:
RTC4978 Solenoid - Valeo Starter Motor - 2.5D/TD/200/300 Tdi £34.07 inc
STC1245R Solenoid - Starter Motor - 0-331-303-165 - 2.5D/TD/200Tdi/300Tdi
£26.79 inc VAT
STC3715 Solenoid - Bosch & Lucas M47 Starter Motor - 9-330-331-006 -
2.5D/TD/200/300 Tdi £44.53 inc VAT
I get them out through the top, but they are real buggers - you
can see the bolts and they can be bloody tight. A large bucket of
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