Starter Motor

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Starter Motor

Post by MULLEY » Tue Aug 18, 2015 9:28 pm

The 16valve decided to stop working after i parked up, local recovery firm diagnosed a dead starter motor was the problem, bump start & she fired up again.

It looks a bit of a pita to get one fitted, its tucked right underneath the engine :(

Are 16v starters the same as all the other BX one's? & does anyone have any idea of where i can get hold of a brand new one for not a lot of wonga please?

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Re: Starter Motor

Post by Tinkley » Wed Aug 19, 2015 6:27 am

When my starter 'died', it was the brushes. Total cost £1.60 + postage which was more!. Anyway a bit of soldering later and motor like new. Some company in Yorkshire has lots of brushes for Valeo type starters used on BXs'.
Just remember to clamp the new braided copper ends to limit solder wicking...... :wink:

Not sure I could have got a whole starter motor cheaper... :lol:

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Re: Starter Motor

Post by RobC » Wed Aug 19, 2015 11:05 am

Might just be the solenoid not getting enough oomph from the tired ignition switch. Try the relay fix first (i.e direct 12v feed to the solenoid from the + terminal).

I've replaced starters in 2 16vs and while you can do it by just removing the inlet manifold *or* the radiator, I prefer just taking them both off and then having oodles of room and less swearing. They're the same as any 8v too (including pug 205s, 405s, etc). Very easy to find in scrappies.
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Re: Starter Motor

Post by rutter123 » Mon Aug 24, 2015 11:36 am

I have a few good diesel starters ( one of which is fairly new, only on the car for a year) which i think are the same?
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Re: Starter Motor

Post by Kitch » Mon Aug 24, 2015 11:51 am

Just make sure you don't get the long barrel version, as they can foul the engine block. Short stumpy ones are the way forward.