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chris26
hi i tryed starting my focus this morning it was dead ignition on but wouldnt start. there was i clicking noise coming from the starter motor. i know im gunna have to replace it but is it best to change the solenoid at the same time cheers
catch
[quote name='chris26' date='16 May 2010 - 12:30 PM' timestamp='1274008801' post='82088']
hi i tryed starting my focus this morning it was dead ignition on but wouldnt start. there was i clicking noise coming from the starter motor. i know im gunna have to replace it but is it best to change the solenoid at the same time cheers
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is there any chance you can try starting it with a "Starter type battery charger" or from a neighbours car with jump leads. As it might just be a case of the battery not having enough charge in it to fire up the starter motor. Anyway I would first make sure it ain't a battery issue before buying a new starter motor.
stef123
[quote name='catch' date='16 May 2010 - 12:40 PM' timestamp='1274009448' post='82090']
is there any chance you can try starting it with a "Starter type battery charger" or from a neighbours car with jump leads. As it might just be a case of the battery not having enough charge in it to fire up the starter motor. Anyway I would first make sure it ain't a battery issue before buying a new starter motor.
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or a bad earth connection

if you do replace - the solenoid will come as part of the motor.
chris26
[quote name='stef123' date='16 May 2010 - 12:53 PM' timestamp='1274010230' post='82091']
or a bad earth connection

if you do replace - the solendoid will come as part of the motor.
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the battery is fully charged as of last monday. i have taken all connections off cleaned them and rubbed them down with sand paper. since i have done that the clicking noise has become louder like more power is getting to it some how ?
chris26
[quote name='stef123' date='16 May 2010 - 12:53 PM' timestamp='1274010230' post='82091']
or a bad earth connection

if you do replace - the solendoid will come as part of the motor.
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the battery is fully charged as of last monday. i have taken all connections off cleaned them and rubbed them down with sand paper. since i have done that the clicking noise has become louder like more power is getting to it some how ?
angus
sounds like your solenoid is ok but if your battery is ok then its the secondry windins in the motor so new motor or take it to an auto electrian.


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