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"click Of Death" Starter Motor


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My Mk3 is doing the dreaded "click" thing instead of starting; about 75% of the time. Sometimes it will start to turn over & then quit before the engine fires. Other times, just fine.

Obviously, it's the solenoid, and considering this is a "project: track day" car, I'll be having the engine out in a couple of weeks anyway, so access won't be an issue.

My question is, is buying one of the £15 "solenoid repair kits" off eBay likely to fix the problem for the forseeable future? Or do I pin my wallet down & extract the £170+ needed for a whole new starter?

Thanks in advance!

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Hi Royt - I was more concerned that if I buy the solenoid kit, then a week later the motor starts crapping out.... but if the motor is likely to be fine for the next few thousand start attempts, then I shall just buy the solenoid kit...

Mind you, as it's a manual conversion, I could always bump start it :)

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Indeed; but I will be dismantling the whole lot anyway, so I can wire up the new ECU (see "track weapon" thread)... I anticipate having the engine on the bench for at least a week, maybe longer, while all the necessary bits are found & added...

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