starter motor

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Re: starter motor

Post by Threesevens » Fri Apr 17, 2015 4:37 pm

Hi Ian,

Got the starter motor thanks.
I am going to try and get underneath and have a look at the solenoid connections.

Thanks

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Re: starter motor

Post by codge » Fri Apr 17, 2015 6:10 pm

Look mainly at that spade connector sticking out from the solenoid.

The trailing lead has fooled us in the past. It's actually a 12 volt output lead via a thermal link, not an incoming feed or control wire. Mazda seemed to want to pick up a 12volt supply from under the car and chose this point.

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Re: starter motor

Post by Threesevens » Sun Apr 19, 2015 10:38 am

Tried to get under the car to have a look at the connectors but i just couldn't see clearly enough. You must a contortionist if you can!!!
Will have to get myself a trolley jack and some stands.

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Re: starter motor

Post by codge » Sun Apr 19, 2015 11:33 am

Yes, maybe I did use the sill jack.....I had to sort this once years ago in the wife's school car park. I was still a fat little buggxr even then....... :lol:

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Re: starter motor

Post by gt_james » Thu Sep 03, 2015 10:11 am

My starter died yesterday, I came to use the car in the morning, turned the key and nothing happened, so I got in my golf and went to work. I came home and my dad had taken the the starter off, cleaned up the connections and re fitted the starter. It worked sometimes, but got worse. If I held the key and my dad thumped the solenoid with a jack handle the starter kicked into life, but its a bit inconvenient :roll: I need a new solenoid, or somewhere that refurbishes or a recon exchange service, can anyone point me in the right direction?

Cheers

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Re: starter motor

Post by ian65 » Thu Sep 03, 2015 12:29 pm

Give Anthony a ring at Millward Auto Electrics..... great bloke and top service..... works out of a unit at the bottom of his garden and is basically a one man band but he's the only place I go to for starters and alternators..... great prices and excellent work...... here are his details...

https://www.yell.com/biz/millward-auto- ... d-7245689/


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Re: starter motor

Post by gt_james » Thu Sep 03, 2015 1:11 pm

Cheers for that, I'll give him a ring when I get back from work th:

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Re: starter motor

Post by DB RX63 » Mon Feb 08, 2016 9:57 pm

Chaps,

Was there any difference between starter motors for S1, S2 & S3?

I would think not, but am interested to be sure.
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Re: starter motor

Post by ian65 » Mon Feb 08, 2016 11:00 pm

S2 is definitely different to S3...... I've had them side by side... I can't say for sure that they aren't interchangeable but they certainly look different.

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