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Post by Threesevens » Thu Apr 02, 2015 10:15 pm

Hi has anyone got a starter motor for sale for a 1985 model?

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Post by mc turbo » Sat Apr 04, 2015 2:24 pm

hi m8 yes I have good working one from a 68k miles s3 fb cheers mick 07894 707535

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Post by Threesevens » Tue Apr 07, 2015 6:10 pm

Hi, My 1985 elford turbo has a non-functioning starter motor. The model that is currently on the car is a Lucas LRS501. Are there any other options that will work? Thanks Kevin

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Re: Starter motor

Post by DKWW2000 » Tue Apr 07, 2015 7:21 pm

Take it to your local Alternator/Starter motor re-build unit, my local one charges about £70 for a full re-build, my local unit is called AlterStart! I do not know if it is a Franchise but there must be a equivalent near you. Is the faulty one a replacement?
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Re: Starter motor

Post by ian65 » Tue Apr 07, 2015 8:13 pm

are all the wires to it still in situ? There's a small wire which is the trigger wire that is very fragile and often breaks on these cars... if the starter is still on the car but dead, that would be the first thing to check

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Post by codge » Tue Apr 07, 2015 9:11 pm

Yes, check all the connectors at the starter first of all. There's a push - on spade connector.

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Post by Threesevens » Wed Apr 08, 2015 2:50 pm

Hi , Still trying to find a solution for my starter motor. Does anyone know if the solenoid is sold separately as I believe it is this component that is faulty?
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Post by Threesevens » Thu Apr 16, 2015 10:14 am

Thanks everyone who replied.
I am still getting used to this site and I have only just seen your respsonses. I though you were ignoring me :)
I will get those connectors checked unfortunately I dont have ramps to do it myself.

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Re: starter motor

Post by codge » Thu Apr 16, 2015 11:58 am

You can just get to the small connectors by lying down at the back of the N/S front wheel. (Rock car onto right lock if you can).

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Re: starter motor

Post by ian65 » Thu Apr 16, 2015 12:22 pm

there are 2 wires going to the starter ( a positive supply from the battery and a small trigger wire) and 1 coming off it which is the wire you can see in this photo...this wire isn't necessary for the starter to work

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The main positve feed from the battery goes the the nut that you can see on the left side of the solenoid... this doesn't give problems usually. The one that usually gives the trouble is the small wire going to the spade connector.... this is the trigger wire. They are reachable from under the car as Dave says and they should be the first things to check before swapping a starter motor.

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