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Starter Noise
the_big_1 - 9/5/21 at 12:02 PM

Hi all,

Span my engine over today, without then with plugs. Not trying to start up.
Starter didn't sound 100% right. Like I used to hear from Renaults that had bushes to locate them on the Bell housing and not lined up.
Span over fast as expect.
Anyone else had this?
Brand new fly wheel and brand new starter.


Slater - 9/5/21 at 12:38 PM

Did you bench test the starter before fitting?

Ensure it's very firmly clamped in a vice before putting 12V to it though!

the_big_1 - 9/5/21 at 12:45 PM

Hi ya,

I didn't as its brand new. The sound is between the fly wheel.and starter pinion noice

the_big_1 - 9/5/21 at 09:22 PM

Would having a sandwich plate fitted cause this issue?

rusty nuts - 10/5/21 at 07:04 AM

I havenít fitted a Zetec to type 9 myself but doesnít the ally section of the sump need to be relieved to allow the starter to fit correctly?

the_big_1 - 10/5/21 at 07:09 AM

Hi ya,

I have a Neil Dunn sump fitted.