Starter motor problems

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  1. VR4STHOZ

    VR4STHOZ Leaving Skid Marks

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    So i had to get the leggy towed the other day due to it not wanting to cooperate with the whole starting thing..
    Got it home and i could hear the starter spinning but not engaging.
    Took it today.. pulled it apart and it was clagged up with carbon.. gave it a good clean.. put it all back together and tested it.. it engaged and span off a battery..

    Popped it back in the car and it did the same thing...
    Even bridged the 2 points on the solonoid.. span but didnt engage properly..
    Anyone had these issues before?
    Will uplaod a video asap..
     
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    Likely worn through a couple of fins in the starter, especially if carboned up. Did you pull the motor apart and have a look at the brushes?
     
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    Yeah i have done some more looking.. one fin is cracked and the bushes are cactus new starter incoming.. :/
     
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    haha and a couple of weeks later, my starter has finally gone too... time for an overhaul.

    our starter motor is part number MD342382 and internals are common with many other mitsu starters.
     
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    I have a spare starter here.
     
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    I used the stator and brushes from a 2.6 magna starter. Not sure of the model though.
     
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    Got it sorted :)
    Otherwise i wouldnt have been on the dyno with steve yesterday :)
     
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    Damn if it was stopping the dyno I would have borrowed somone else's for the hour. Lol
     

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