Series three stick starter motor.

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Keith Malcolm
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#1 Series three stick starter motor.

Post by Keith Malcolm » Sat Nov 20, 2021 11:07 am

Dear All.

Having just purchased my dream car, I have allready encountered a problem i.e. I have what I believe to be a sticky starter motor, when turning the ignition key all I get is a loud clicking noise. I have the battery on an optimate charger, and the batter indicator is "green" both on the battery and the optimate. My question is this, does anyone know of a reliable mobile mechanic that could attend replace the starter motor and get the car running again? I live in Maidstone, Kent.
Thanks in advance, regards Keith.

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#2 Re: Series three stick starter motor.

Post by mgcjag » Sat Nov 20, 2021 11:59 am

Hi Keith..........if you cant find a mobile mechanic then EType UK isnt far from you in Hadlow.....get in touch with them......and get the car to them to fix they will possibly have parts in house i doubt a mobile guy will........Steve
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#3 Re: Series three stick starter motor.

Post by dxke38 » Sat Nov 20, 2021 2:41 pm

Hi Keith, before you spend lots of money on getting a mechanic out to your car I think you should first check the battery leads and terminals to make sure all connections are tight. The battery may well be fully charged but it sounds like not enough power is getting to the starter motor.
Derek
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#4 Re: Series three stick starter motor.

Post by JerryL770 » Fri Nov 26, 2021 7:57 pm

It may be duff contacts in the solenoid. Replacement maybe the cure, after checking for good contacts on all cables including the earth strap from engine to chassis.
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#5 Re: Series three stick starter motor.

Post by MarekH » Sat Nov 27, 2021 5:15 pm

Before you spend any money, take a spanner and hand crank the engine round a few degrees.
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