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Starter Motor

Post  dpr59 on Wed Aug 06, 2008 9:41 pm

Turned key....
All panel lights on....

Turned key...

Lots of clicking and rattling from the starter but to rotation....DAMN.

Looks like either the solonoid or both are in need of replacement.

So out with the spanners.

Amazed at how easy it was to get the starter motor off.
30mins and there it is laid on the garage floor.

So now a call to Lotus Bits in the morning.
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Post  Trigger on Wed Aug 06, 2008 10:58 pm

Sorry to hear of the touble you've had with this but at the same time it is nice to hear you coped with getting at the starter motor so well ... just hope it doens't cost 'too' much for a new one.

Let us know how you get on fitting and testing it ... Wink

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Post  tashuka on Thu Aug 07, 2008 6:20 pm

hope its back on the road soon!

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Post  dpr59 on Sat Aug 09, 2008 10:29 am

tashuka wrote:hope its back on the road soon!

Not sure Sue shares that thought....

Starter went into a local auto electricians yesterday, hope to have it back middle of next week.
I'll do a how to with pics, like the headlining.
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Post  Trigger on Sat Aug 09, 2008 1:26 pm

dpr59 wrote:
tashuka wrote:hope its back on the road soon!
Not sure Sue shares that thought....
Starter went into a local auto electricians yesterday, hope to have it back middle of next week.
I'll do a how to with pics, like the headlining.
That would be useful ... I certainly wouldn't have a clue and is great for future reference.

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Post  dpr59 on Wed Aug 13, 2008 7:24 pm

Phoned and the starter rebuild will be finished tomorrow.

So that's my Sunday sorted.
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Post  john.p.clegg on Thu Aug 14, 2008 8:12 am

Hope you did some diagnostics before ripping the starter motor out,would hate to see you spend and struggle fitting the new one when it was a duff battery/connection etc.....

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Post  dpr59 on Thu Aug 14, 2008 8:51 am

Tried turning the starter on the bench after I got it off.

Even direct on the battery there was to rotation.
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Post  dpr59 on Thu Aug 14, 2008 7:12 pm

It's done.

45 and it was the solonoid that was knackered (that's a technical term)
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Post  Trigger on Sat Aug 16, 2008 9:44 pm

Happy to come back and hear you've sorted this mate ... even better for you that it wasn't a costly exercise.

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Post  Paul D13 on Sun Aug 17, 2008 1:56 am

got to love em, hey.for all their falts.
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Post  dpr59 on Mon Aug 18, 2008 7:51 pm

Trigger wrote:Happy to come back and hear you've sorted this mate ... even better for you that it wasn't a costly exercise.

Yeh.....sorted.

Got it on the car and it still didn't work, looks like it hadn't been bench tested.
So off it came again and yes, still *******

So stuff it phoned SJ Sports cars this morning and ordered a new one.

Not so cheap I think. Still it'll work when fitted and it'll be here in the morning.
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Post  Trigger on Mon Aug 18, 2008 8:00 pm

dpr59 wrote:
Trigger wrote:Happy to come back and hear you've sorted this mate ... even better for you that it wasn't a costly exercise.
Yeh.....sorted.

Got it on the car and it still didn't work, looks like it hadn't been bench tested.
So off it came again and yes, still *******

So stuff it phoned SJ Sports cars this morning and ordered a new one.

Not so cheap I think. Still it'll work when fitted and it'll be here in the morning.

Oh bummer ... gotta hate the price of those new parts one way or the other but at least it will solve the problem ... touching wood lol

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Re: Starter Motor

Post  dpr59 on Mon Aug 18, 2008 8:56 pm



Can hardly wait to get home from work tomorrow.
It's been three weeks without that lotus experience.

Well except the one under the bonnet any way.
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Post  dpr59 on Thu Aug 21, 2008 8:45 pm

It lives.......

New starter, earth lead and a battery.

Bloody hell it nearly turned the car over.
I don't need petrol now I can travel on the starting system
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