[Vwdiesel] Starter Motor

Shawn Wright swright at zuiko.sls.bc.ca
Sun Mar 24 19:59:58 EST 2002

On 22 Mar 2002 at 15:46, Sandy Cameron wrote:

> At 12:24 PM 3/22/02 -0800, you wrote:
> >This is the solenoid "latching" on.  It may work to disassemble it and clean
> >it if it can be taken apart.  
> I've done it. The solenoid core is a tight fit and can stick if dirty or
> even if contaminated with heavy oil. This job takes a leisurely 2 hours, or
> an accident prone hurry up hour.
> Here's my posting from a year ago re: r&r on my A3 starter, which is the
> same as the A2 starter.
> ...............................

Thanks for the excellent (re)posting. Interesting about the grease in 
the newer starters - my original '85 still sounds great after 460k, but 
I've heard of many that failed at less than 200k, so I guess this 
explains it...

Shawn Wright, I.T. Manager
Shawnigan Lake School
swright at SLS.bc.ca

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