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post #13 of (permalink) Old 28th February 2006
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Yes the solonoid is woking but it sounds as though the dog on the starer motor is stuck. The way I check is to run a jump lead from the battery and connect it to the solonoid and the main feed wire to the starter at the same time (carefully). The solonoid should throw the starter dog forwards and the dog should then engage with the flywheel. If it still just clicks then you can say that the dog has stuck on its shaft. It is possible to lubricate the dog and shaft using a carbon grease, but in my experience this only gives the starter a very minimum extended live. Unfortunatley dust from the clutch plate tends to build up on the starter dog and using ordinary grease just speeds up the process. I hope this helps. Sorry if yesterdays seemed dramatic but any thing is possible in this world. All the best Oily

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