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51 Reg Fiesta Starting Issue

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Hi, im a new member so please go easy ;)

I own a 51 reg 1.25 zetec fiesta that every now and then (but getting more often!!!) the starter doesnt engage (grinds), or engages for a second then disengages, or doesnt engage (or grind)

Has anyone experienced anything like this and does anyone know what it may be? I am into restoring old tractor (bit of a difference i know) so i know how starter, soleniod etc work and how to go about replacing. I have known the car since new and has never had the battery, starter etc touhed.

If anyone could give me a bit of help diagnosing it would be much appreciated.

Thanks in advance,


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Have had similar issues myself on my Ibiza, I removed the started and cleaned out the housing where the gear hides and then lubricated the shaft and refitted - solved my problem and ive done 6k miles since

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I was going to give that a try before spending money on new bits so ill go for it nothing lost from giving it a go.

Thanks for the reply,


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