Starter Motor S1

Topics relating to the Lotus Exige S1 (series 1)
ortope
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Joined: Sat Jun 13, 2020 11:40 am
Location: Switzerland

In the meanwhile I repaired the original starter motor with the spare part ordered from Wood Auto.

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job done
# S1 016
tlracer
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Joined: Mon May 26, 2003 11:00 am

For the benefit of anyone else who may experience the same problem in the future, was it the pinion/lever part that needed replacing? Or was the cause something else?
ortope
Posts: 105
Joined: Sat Jun 13, 2020 11:40 am
Location: Switzerland

The primary problem was that the gear was incorrectly shrinked on the flywheel (!) and consequently
the starter-cog was consumed abnormally (work performed by a Swiss "specialist" by the way).

After having replaced the clutch and the flywheel during the complete overhaul, sometimes the starter didn' t engage on the gear...

Problem solved with the new part delivered by Wood Auto (many thanks to "tlracer" for the tip).

Cheers
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# S1 016
ortope
Posts: 105
Joined: Sat Jun 13, 2020 11:40 am
Location: Switzerland

Remounted the repaired starter motor today.
Everything works nicely.

Problem solved.

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# S1 016
tlracer
Posts: 641
Joined: Mon May 26, 2003 11:00 am

Excellent!

Starter motors in general seem to suffer from minor but problematic faults - a case in point is the small Denso units. These are generally very reliable but the solenoid contacts wear and they stop working. Fix takes 10 minutes plus a few readily-available and inexpensive parts.
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