Starter motor just clicks.

Discussion in 'Workshop Projects' started by MackTheKnife, May 13, 2019.

  1. ACEngineering

    ACEngineering Member

    Location:
    Oxon
    Theres only about £10 cost difference between a genuine and non genuine one for perkins and Ford if your buying from the right places!
     
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  2. Qman

    Qman Member

    Location:
    Near Derby
    Can you think of any right places we could buy one from?
     
  3. ACEngineering

    ACEngineering Member

    Location:
    Oxon
    I supply genuine iskra/mahle starters. Many to members on here. Not just for handlers but tractors too.
    I was running a pop up add on here but I think that must have run its cause now?
     
  4. Qman

    Qman Member

    Location:
    Near Derby
    Thanks for that, I will get one from you next time I need one.

    I put an Iskra starter on my IH 475 and now it starts straight away even in winter. With the old starter it would be grinding over and belching smoke for ages. Money well spent.
     
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  5. Mursal

    Mursal Member

    If it starts every time when you hot wire the small solenoid terminal, I'm afraid its not the starter?
    If it is please someone explain it to me?
    The new starter might need less current to work the solenoid, leaving it look like a bad original starter?

    You have a voltage drop on the small control wire for whatever reason.
    But you know best, just a suggestion ............
     
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  6. ACEngineering

    ACEngineering Member

    Location:
    Oxon
    I never even read the original post fully IMO:ROFLMAO: So yes he has a bad power supply to the solenoid. Lucas starters still :poop: though:ROFLMAO:
     
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  7. MF-ANDY

    MF-ANDY Member

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    s.e cambs
    i do believe this was stated many posts ago
     
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  8. manhill

    manhill Member

    nothing wrong with the starter motor. Too much resistance in the switch circuit and not pulling in the solenoid hard enough I would say. (just like mine and as usual just living with it until I have to tackle it!)
     
  9. Ley253

    Ley253 Member

    Location:
    Bath
    By which time you will need a new solenoid as contacts will be burnt!
     
  10. manhill

    manhill Member

    Usually just replace the end cap.
     
  11. pycoed

    pycoed Member

    Location:
    Pontarddulais, UK
    Just mentioning the fact that a high resistance in the starter caused a fire which consumed my late lamented UTB:( Admittedly the engine was covered with about an inch of chaff/dust/ diesel & oil leaks as well:whistle:, but it certainly opened my eyes as to how a simple nuisance that you just put up with due to laziness can turn into something rather more:eek:
     
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  12. Ley253

    Ley253 Member

    Location:
    Bath
    Utb, and its fiat relation were built to set themselves alight, with the fuel filters directly above the starter! When new, there was a deflector plate to run spilt fuel clear of the starter, but this made filter changes awkward, so was soon removed and placed in the bin.
     

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