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Loose solenoid on starter motor

Discussion in 'It's A V8 Mate!!' started by capo, Feb 17, 2021.

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    capo Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I posted this on "What have you done to your Landie today" and thought here might also be appropriate.
    3.5V8 ex Disco1 in a 90.

    Having problems with the starter motor - more cranking than usual, sometimes just a click, sometimes nothing - and found the nut holding the cables to the stud was loose as was the solenoid which twisted round each start up until it snagged the wires and then cut out. I've tightened it up but my question is about the position of the solenoid.....

     
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    Bump! Anybody?
     
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    Seems that the first nut hasn’t been fitted on the stud before the supply terminal is fitted, as for the position the further away from the body of the starter or any other metal the better.
     
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    Cheers, a reply in the other thread.
     
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    A pleasure, capo. :D
     
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