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New starter motor required me thinks.........

Discussion in 'Z3 Roadster & Coupé' started by jonesalan, Aug 6, 2013.

  1. jonesalan

    jonesalan Regular Member

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    • I bought the wee beastie now formally known Zedebee =)) with what the previous owner said was a sticking starter, which is fine BUT here's the strange bit..............it only plays up when the car has been running/properly warmed up:)
    • First thing in the morning it starts 1st turn of the key, once warmed up if we have to stop the engine, it kinda tries to engage and just makes a sort of "click", other times it's as if the starter is trying to engage but keeps throwing back out. My gut instinct is a duff solenoid/starter or worse case scenario....the ring gear.
    • Soooooo what ya all reckon and if anybody has changed one, how much of a job is it??? I can see the two top bolts and I'm thinking there has to be a 3rd lurking in the depths of the engine bay:drinks:
     
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  3. jonesalan

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    No worries, what the Forum is for..................:)
     
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    Starter motor fitted last night :), not a bad job at all. I bought it on eeeeeeekBay :eek: for £65 delivered free to the door :cool:. Hope it's OK for me to post a link to their shop as it may be useful to us all in the future.
    http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Victoria-autoparts?_rdc=1
     
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    But did it cure the problem?
     
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    Good call, yes it did. :)
     

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