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Starter motor clicking ??????

Discussion in 'Cavalier, Calibra, Vectra, Signum, Sintra & Insignia owners forum' started by GSi-R, Apr 15, 2003.

  1. GSi-R

    GSi-R Well-Known Member

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    hi all,

    I went to start my car today, and all i was getting was a clicking sound coming from the starter motor.:confused:

    Thinking it was the starter motor at fault I looked under the bonnet and checked everything was in place etc, earths tight etc etc.

    Got back in the car and it started:confused:

    Now, after turning the engine off, its doing the same, clicking everytime i try to start the engine.

    I have double checked everything, and everything seams in place, I have even hit the starter motor/solinoid and tried again to no avail.:confused:

    Im suspecting the starter motor has finally packed in for the first time of ownership(2 years odd).

    I have a spare starter motor on a car that Im stripping so will change them over tomorrow.

    But before I do so, is there something i have missed.??

    Any help advise would be appreicated.

    Regards

    Micky
     
  2. Cav3Kim

    Cav3Kim New Member

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    low battery or just a sticky starter?
    charge the battery, clean the starter.
     
  3. GSi-R

    GSi-R Well-Known Member

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    The batterys brand new, and fully charged.

    Im removing the starter tomorrow. Quite looking forward to it to be honest, never removed a starter on a cavalier before. I don't think I will be wearing my boiler suit though tomorrow, well not if the weathers as nice tomorrow as its been today, bloomin lovey day.

    Cheers Kim, I will let you know how I get on.

    Did you get my email Kim about the bench.?


    Micky
     
  4. Andy K

    Andy K Cav3 God!

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    nadly installed imbolosiers can cause this because they drop too much voltage
     
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    nadly? is that something to do with ones genitals?
     
  6. GSi-R

    GSi-R Well-Known Member

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    My GSi does'nt have one fitted asaik Andy.

    Micky
     
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    GSi-R Well-Known Member

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    Talking about imbolisers(mind spelling) were all cavalier gsi's fitted with these, and standard alarms.?

    The reason I ask is that my GSi does'nt have the standard alarm under the bonnet with the bonnet switch:confused:

    Apart from that, the rest of the car is 100% standard when i got it, the way it was from new(apart from the arches:()
     
  8. Andy K

    Andy K Cav3 God!

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    I was talking about an aftermarket system anyway.

    H reg GSi's on where fitted with the vaux alarm
     
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    Cheers for that Andy.

    So its got to be the starter then.

    Will update this post when i have swapped starters over tomorrow.

    Fingers crossed everything goes well.

    Micky
     
  10. Turbo Tony

    Turbo Tony Cavweb Connoisseur

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    I had the same problem on my SRi, turned out to be a connector that wasn't on strongly enough.

    As there wasn't enough current to turn the starter motor, it 'clicked'.

    I know you've checked all your connections, but mine wasn't visible, it needed a little tug and it simply broke away, revealing that there was just the one thread of cable holding on to the terminal on the starter motor. A fork connector (IIRC) and a crimper and the problem was sorted for good.
     

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