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    Starter clicking

    Hi all, I know there must be loads of threads regarding this subject but this seems a little bit different. Starter occasionally clicks and then starts. Been doing this for 5 years. Once I had to bang the starter and it started. Today after a 50 mile journey, I turned the car off to open the garage and then when I tried to start, it would not. Just clicking - tried for about an hour, hit the starter, and as an auto, put it in D and pushed the car forward, no good. Put it in R and pushed backwards, no good. Had to get it pushed into the garage. After an hour I tried to start it and it started 10 times on the spin?? Any suggestions and even if I can get the starter out, what can be done if anything? Is it worth just getting it reconned or buy a new one? Going to check and clean connections. Confused.com Any advice appreciated. Cheers Mark

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    Mine has always done it but then always starts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff View Post
    Mine has always done it but then always starts.
    Thanks Jeff, any ideas why? Is it the starter or something else? Cheers M

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    Quote Originally Posted by markmark2 View Post
    Thanks Jeff, any ideas why? Is it the starter or something else? Cheers M
    Hi Mark, search "Stag click" if I find it first will add link


    http://socforum.com/forum/showthread...ght=stag+click


    Fitted a relay to mine not had a problem since, a local auto electrician fitted for me, but think there is detail on here somewhere, an expert may be along soon with the info

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    Quote Originally Posted by MandM View Post
    Hi Mark, search "Stag click" if I find it first will add link


    http://socforum.com/forum/showthread...ght=stag+click
    Nice one M&M. Cheers. Is there a fix that you can do just to get you home? Seems to be getting worse. Will have to address it but was going to a show tomorrow and worried that it wont start for the journey home. Thanks again Mark

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    Quote Originally Posted by MandM View Post
    Hi Mark, search "Stag click" if I find it first will add link


    http://socforum.com/forum/showthread...ght=stag+click


    Fitted a relay to mine not had a problem since, a local auto electrician fitted for me, but think there is detail on here somewhere, an expert may be along soon with the info

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    Quote Originally Posted by MandM View Post
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    Thanks again mate. Cheers Mark

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    Quote Originally Posted by markmark2 View Post
    Thanks again mate. Cheers Mark
    If this happens to me and I need to get home, I just need to waggle the connector near side bust back from the front wheel and this
    always fixes it for me .

    I carry a peice of long wood to reach the connector as it never happens when I am in my old cloathes :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by SwissSteve View Post
    If this happens to me and I need to get home, I just need to waggle the connector near side bust back from the front wheel and this
    always fixes it for me .

    I carry a peice of long wood to reach the connector as it never happens when I am in my old cloathes :-)
    Hi Steve, could you be a bit more specific please. Is the connector on the solenoid or starter? Thanks Mark

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    The usual 'culprit' connector is just under the bulkhead close to where the fuel pipe comes into the engine bay. On a manual car some of the wires there are surplus, there is loop that can be removed. On an auto-box car, the loop is not a loop and the wiring is used for the inhibitor switch IIRC.

    When you have found the connector, clean up the pins and sockets and put some of this stuff on them:

    https://www.maplin.co.uk/p/contralub...g-sachet-n78dd

    I would also clean the 2 starter motor wire connections and put some 770 on them.


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