[Vwdiesel] Vanagon Diesel Starter replacement

jon jon at kenneke.com
Mon May 23 15:29:14 EDT 2005


What I mean is that I turn the key 10 times, with nothing happening (no
spinning, just the click from the relay). From what I understand, this is
(like you say) a problem with the contacts in the solenoid.



On Mon, 23 May 2005, Mark Shepherd wrote:

> Jon  what do you mean  your starter takes 10 attempts to
> engage? Are you saying its silent? Or is it spinning freely?
> One thing to remember  is that generally its either broke or
> faulty. As you get it to work after a while  then it's not
> broke!  Most old age faults are the contacts not seating
> correctly. A lot of solenoids will come apart (after a
> little desoldering) If its spinning and 'grating' then it's
> a burr on flywheel and/or bendix. If its on the fly wheel
> then new starter may give you grief too
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