Electronic Whooooooooas! Car will not turnover
Posted 02 May 2011 - 07:38 PM
I have recently developed an issue in my zed and I think it my starter (ka-put).
The car has stopped turning over, and the starter motor is going tick, tick, tick (one tick for each key turn)
I have charged the battery
Tried a second battery
Checked the voltage at the battery
Checked the voltage at the starter motor.
So could it be the starter motor, or could there be something else in the bay that I should check first?
Thank you in advance.
Posted 02 May 2011 - 07:44 PM
Posted 02 May 2011 - 07:54 PM
Posted 02 May 2011 - 08:06 PM
Stuck starter solenoid. you can try giving it a tap to free it up. I drove for years with a sticking solenoid in an old Mazda 1500. Just carried the jack rod in the car with me.
The starter gears are stuck on the ring-gear. Put the car in gear and rock it back and forwards. This should free it of the ring-gear and allow it to retract back into the starter, where the solenoid can throw it out again to start the car.
If neither of these things work, then as Peter says, pull it out and check it out. Make sure that it is WELL held in a heavy vice. they produce a lot of torque and are heavy when they fall
Posted 02 May 2011 - 08:55 PM
I did try giving the thing a bang with a hammer, I had that problem in an old gemini
Posted 02 May 2011 - 09:49 PM
Posted 02 May 2011 - 10:14 PM
Posted 02 May 2011 - 10:15 PM
I think the RB starter fit and are lighter/cheaper
Posted 02 May 2011 - 11:01 PM
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Posted 15 May 2011 - 09:27 PM
Posted 19 May 2011 - 09:41 PM
Another week another drama. It is funny that since I stopped driving my car daily it starts to play up every week.
So, Alan's replacement starter motor fixed the last problem, and the car started first time and ran, idled and drove.
Last weekend the car decided to not fire up, continually turning over until the battery fades.
WHY AM I HAVING SO MANY PROBLEMS?! I just want to enjoy my car.
I have checked the spark plugs and replaced them just for good measure. I have ensured the choke was both fully on and then off!
I checked the fuel was coming through the lines (which it is at a generous amount).
Nothing has changed between now and the last time it was running
Any ideas?! I currently have the battery on charge just to ensure it is strong enough to start next time I attempt it.
Posted 19 May 2011 - 10:02 PM
Email your home ph# will you .
Posted 19 May 2011 - 10:07 PM
Try again with a charged battery. If it fails... do the usual mechanical check,
Fuel, Electric, Air.
Since you've checked fuel, move onto electrics.
Remove one spark plug leave the lead on and put it near a nearby ground. Get someone to turn it over and see if it sparks, spark jumping from the spark plug to the nearby metal piece.
Posted 19 May 2011 - 10:43 PM
Posted 19 May 2011 - 11:00 PM
I have managed to get her started, and it started first time and ran so smoothly. So Bizarre?!!? But Alan, if that offer is still there, I would love your assistance on Sunday. It is running very very very rich and I would love to even that out with your help. Will PM you.
My thoughts are that the rich mix was fouling the plugs and the recharge gave it enough spark to burn through the carbon to start the car last week and then the absence of starting the car dropped the voltage level to much. So Just now the combination of new plugs and a high voltage battery bought the car to life?
Posted 20 May 2011 - 10:21 PM
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