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#1 vramjee91

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 05:37 PM

Hey guys,

I was just wondering if there was a difference in the starter motors of 240z's and 280zx's.

I currently have a 280zx box with a l26 engine and 240z flywheel and starter motor. There seems to be a clashing noise and I think it's the flywheel and starter motor are clashing.

Any help of ideas as to why this is the case?

Thanks guys

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 08:11 PM

Can you be more specific? Is it clashing at startup when you crank the engine, or all the time?

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 09:17 PM

Might be worn teeth on the flywheel? Does it happen all the time or randomly?

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 09:18 PM

Happens all the time guys. Not really sure why its doing this .

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 09:22 PM

What happens sometimes is the teeth either wear or break at one particular spot where the starter pinion contacts the flywheel ring gear. Try and push the car a little in gear so the flywheel on the motor moves off that worn spot and then try the starter again. If it rotates, that's your problem.

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 10:45 PM

from my experience eather the starter has warn teeth or your ring in stuffed if it the ring you can change over in about five hour with a little bit of help and a lot sweat and tears.
Bruce PS I no mechanic  and I did it

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 07:49 PM

To answer the original question - there can be differences in the starters - the 280ZX had a reduction gear starter in the US (for ECU voltage stabilisation I hear) - I have one of these in my car. BUT the physical starter-flywheel engagement is unchanged. it was not uncommon to see 4-cyl starters on the 6-cyl motors because they were smaller/shorter and therefore easier to remove when you had too.

The issue you are experiencing is unlikely due to a mismatch of parts, more a wear or failure problem - as highlighted by others.

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 12:06 AM

Hey guys,

Cheers for all your help, I figured it out!!

It was a fault with the relay and the accessory wire. All sorted now.


Thanks again




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