symptoms of a starter motor on the way out ?
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    symptoms of a starter motor on the way out ?

    had this for ages now on my car and it's annoying.

    it'll turn over ok, but if it doesn't start quick it'll stall and hitch, and I've got to flick the key again to get it moving - sometimes I have to do this 3 or 4 times before it catches.

    it's not the solenoid - and it never needs whacking or rolling the car abit.

    do starter motors do this ? - or do they usually just start not working unless you adopt one of the above methods ?

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    Problems with mine were. I would put key in turn it and nothing, Lights would come on on the dash but not a sound but a clicking sounds fom the engine. Not even an attempt at turning over. Just dead. Then a trusty whack to the starter motor with the hammer and it starts.

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    Take the solenoid off and clean it (inside) It gets a bit dirty in there and then jams (Sometimes)

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    any more thoughts anyone ?

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    I had a similar problem with mine, with a newish starter. Gave it a good clean all round as mentioned above, and it was fine.

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    i had a similar prob with mine and it turned out to be a bad earth!
    one of my mates suggested running a cable straight from the starte to the battery. when i began the work on it, it turned out one of bolts which holds the starter to the engine was well loose and a film of oil had got between the mating faces.
    so i cleaned it and tightened the bolts and its been sound ever since, no need for direct earth cable either

    hope this helps

    marty

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