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Old 7th October 2010   #1
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2005 megane vvti 1.6 16v starter motor problem

Hi, Please Help
I have a 2005 megane vvti 1.6 16v with a new problem. It sometimes takes a couple of times before the engine starts and it sounds like the starter motor makes a loud clicking noise after it turns the engine over but fails to start it. It finally starts on about the third go with no noise. Do you think the starter motor is on its way out?
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Re: 2005 megane vvti 1.6 16v starter motor problem

Sounds like the solenoid clicking which can be caused by dirty and poor connections. I would try tightening the connections on the starter motor and battery 1st.
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Re: 2005 megane vvti 1.6 16v starter motor problem

Ok cheers i'll give that a go first before getting a new starter.
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Re: 2005 megane vvti 1.6 16v starter motor problem

Another thought it might be worth also getting the battery checked as well. 2005 it might still be on the original one?
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Re: 2005 megane vvti 1.6 16v starter motor problem

Got new battery a few days ago a nice 075 one. I have double checked the connections on the terminals and there ok. I am going to clean up the connections on the starter today hopefully that solves it. Its done 65k maybe the solenoid thinks its done enough work.
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