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Starter motor I think

Hey all this probably is very straight forward but like to check cause fairly new to all this but here goes. Have an EH wagon with as far as i know a 179 red motor in it drives well etc.
Today I drove to the shops 5 min away did the shopping came back in to start up and just clicking of the starter motor but wouldnt start the car or engage. Still had full lights, radio, thermo fan etc turned all that off and waited a few and started up again no real dramas got home stopped engine tried to start it up again and nothing dead??? borrowed another battery from father in laws car and tried that started up turned car off a few minutes later tried to start it up again but dead again just clicking.

Now am thinking starter motor is buggered but originally thought was the battery anybody have any thoughts?

Sorry long story but thought would explain what had already tried and what happened

Thanks all

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Its most probably the soloid on the starter motor

Try tap it firmly but not to rough on the metal part with a hammer on the outer case then try starting the car i think you'll find it will start then
its a old trick used on old holdens
other than that check for loose connections on the starter
terminals and make sure the battery posts are clean as well as the leads

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Yep sounds like time for a reco starter unless you're willing to open your's up and take a look. You might want to opt for a bosch high torque one while your at it.

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check and clean earth and power wires, make sure they are tight.

worth a try before spending $$$ on a starter, if not needed!

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cheers Greg

I like to get the blue motor starter motor, apart from being many years newer, they are heaps smaller than the red's starter. (fits and wires up as normal)

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Never knew that Dusty good tip! As for the earth and power leads you should obviously check them first. The few times these symptoms have shown in my cars the commutator has needed skimming on the lathe or the solenoid has been sticky.

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Hey all thanks for your tips etc tried them all in the end a new one was needed back on the road and works awesome. Ended up with an aftermarket starter from Veale little smaller which wasnt hard as the old one was nearly the same size as the motor haha.

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