Starting issue

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Starting issue

Postby Dreamachine » Mon Nov 06, 2017 3:15 pm

Hi just asking advise on this please...when I turn the key to start sometimes it will start..and other times there's just a clunk..any ideas

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Re: Starting issue

Postby Paul G » Mon Nov 06, 2017 4:58 pm

Could be the starter solenoid but that would usually be a click rather than a clunk. The clunk could also signify a duff starter but also check all earthing and wiring connections around the battery, engine and on the starter itself. Is battery in good condition?

If none of these cures it take the starter out and inspect the condition of the gear and, with a small mirror and torch, check the ring gear that goes round the flywheel.

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Re: Starting issue

Postby Dreamachine » Mon Nov 06, 2017 5:09 pm

Yeah it's a new battery..not too sure how long the starter has been on. it looks a bit worse for wear

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Re: Starting issue

Postby D366Y » Mon Nov 06, 2017 5:56 pm

Dreamachine wrote:Hi just asking advise on this please...when I turn the key to start sometimes it will start..and other times there's just a clunk..any ideas


I had a similar problem on my GL, replaced the starter and problem solved, it has recently started again though so planning to check the connections on that and hope that helps solve the problem so would recommend checking all the terminals on the starter before replacing but sounds like it might need to go...

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Re: Starting issue

Postby Taff50ish » Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:08 pm

Hi,

I've had the exact same problem with my Laser back many Years ago and my current Injection, both were the HT Lead to the starter, corroded up inside the Plastic Sheathing... I would swap this out or strip it back to see how badly corroded the wire is??? Best of luck,

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Re: Starting issue

Postby Dreamachine » Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:18 pm

Cheers guys for the comments

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Re: Starting issue

Postby Dreamachine » Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:17 pm

I've managed to solve this...was due to bad connection on the earth lead to the engine block

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Re: Starting issue

Postby D366Y » Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:39 pm

Dreamachine wrote:I've managed to solve this...was due to bad connection on the earth lead to the engine block


Thanks for posting, always helpful to know what the solution is :)


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