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starter motor ginding when starting up.

Postby LoneStarGTx76 » Sun Apr 29, 2007 6:29 am

Hi all.

My first post and already a problem lol

Anyways.

When I start up my Corsa P-Reg 1.4 8v it makes a grinding sound when key is turned and stops after the engine starts.

Can anyone show me with pictures where the starter motor is as im going to try and see if it needs earthing better or worse can see which one it needs to replace with.
Anyone know the part number or version I need if it does need replacing?

Thx ppl
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Re: starter motor ginding when starting up.

Postby LoudCorsaGSi » Sun Apr 29, 2007 8:17 am

firstly hello and welcome :D

it could be that the teeth on the starter motor are on the way out therefore it makes contact and starts the car but it is slippin on the teeth on the flywheel or vice versa, i havent a picture but i was helpin my mate out wit his starter motor on his GSi and im guessin the starter motor will b in the same place, but as u look under the car from the front, at the rear of the engine bay u will see the drive shafts, (you will need a torch to see it properly) but if u look above the drive shafts u will see a large cylindrical object and above this a smaller cylinder, both are to do the starter motor, the larger is the motor itself and the smaller is the soleniod, off the soleniod there should b 4 wires, at the top, 2 wires 1 black 1 redcolour, bottom a single wire brown, and to the right there will b a thin wire which comes from the switch on the back of ur ignition key which is coloured black with a red strip on it.

i hope this helps :thumbs:
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Re: starter motor ginding when starting up.

Postby LoneStarGTx76 » Sun Apr 29, 2007 8:29 am

Hi,
thanks for the reply.
Which wire is the earth wire and would it help if I made sure all the contacts are not mudded up or something else.

How much would one cost and is it possible to just get a 1.4 8v from Ebay as are they all the same?
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Re: starter motor ginding when starting up.

Postby matt1.2 » Sun Apr 29, 2007 10:44 am

I have a spare one from a 1.2 8v would think its the same. can find out more if your interested, and require one.
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Re: starter motor ginding when starting up.

Postby LoneStarGTx76 » Sun Apr 29, 2007 12:15 pm

yes please. Can you find out more as need car for work as well as wife does as only one car.

If its the same then maybe you can find out if I could replace it on the car myself instead of paying high price at garage as not much money.
Also maybe if it is the same we can come to some arrangement for you to send it to me.

:)
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Re: starter motor ginding when starting up.

Postby LoudCorsaGSi » Sun Apr 29, 2007 7:09 pm

earth is the wire at the bottom the brown 1 :thumbs: sorry for not statin earlier :D
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Re: starter motor ginding when starting up.

Postby PaulW » Mon Apr 30, 2007 3:39 pm

1.2 and 1.4 8v starters are the same :) will fit straight on!
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Re: starter motor ginding when starting up.

Postby matt1.2 » Tue May 01, 2007 3:30 pm

PM me your location and I’ll work a price for you.
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Re: starter motor ginding when starting up.

Postby ajm_1.2 » Sat May 05, 2007 8:25 pm

That sounds like what i get sometimes, ive been told its the starter motor not disengageing quickly enought. only seems to happen on cold days though.
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