Dying regulator?

Submitted: Friday, Jul 05, 2002 at 00:00
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My 80 series(diesel) just started playing up.Plenty of volts,good conections,yet sometimes it just wont start.Few seconds later it starts like nothing has happened.Does anyone know what are symptoms of a dying regulator?Could this be the problem?
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Reply By: Bill - Friday, Jul 05, 2002 at 00:00

Friday, Jul 05, 2002 at 00:00
Goran,

That is usually a dying starter motor, to be more precise, worn out bushes, under heavy loads the rotor moves to one side and sticks to the fields instead of turning, trying it again will sometimes work fine...

Get your bushes replaced and you'll be fine.
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Reply By: Darryn - Friday, Jul 05, 2002 at 00:00

Friday, Jul 05, 2002 at 00:00
Goran diesel Cruisers do burn out the contacts in the starter. This will show up as an intermittent fault on starting with the starter just going click(happened to me twice with two different vehicles). Go to an auto-elec and get aftermarket contacts as the OEM are useless. If you are handy with the tools you can fit them yourself just ask the auto-elec how.
Regd's Darryn
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Reply By: alreadytaken69 - Friday, Jul 05, 2002 at 00:00

Friday, Jul 05, 2002 at 00:00
keep ur reg. throw your bleepbox toyota away you freak. oh, and make sure your in it when you do.........
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Follow Up By: Damien - Saturday, Jul 06, 2002 at 00:00

Saturday, Jul 06, 2002 at 00:00
Ah yes, another useful & informed reply - grow up!!!
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Reply By: Cruiser - Friday, Jul 05, 2002 at 00:00

Friday, Jul 05, 2002 at 00:00
Hey 69 (taken or otherwise),
Not a particularly helpful reply, in light of Goran's earlier communications with David.
Perhaps we should all remember that what distinguishes most Aussies from many other cultures is a sense of fair play and thus giving someone a fair go.
Goran's making an effort. Let's not abuse him without reason. At the moment you are the one in danger of being seen as out of step - especially with your continuous references to drugs. No doubt you will respond to this, so remember you now have an opportunity: either to re-establish your own credibility or convince us you are a sick puppy.....
Have a thoughtful day,
Cruiser
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Reply By: Goran - Friday, Jul 05, 2002 at 00:00

Friday, Jul 05, 2002 at 00:00
Thanks for the help guys.I am taking the unit off in a couple of days.Looks at this stage as mud and dirt build up on commutator and brushes.
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Reply By: Member - Jim - Saturday, Jul 06, 2002 at 00:00

Saturday, Jul 06, 2002 at 00:00
Goran

As Darryn suggested it will be the contacts in the starter, they are not very expensive and relatively easy to replace. Jim
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Reply By: Member - Sam - Monday, Jul 08, 2002 at 00:00

Monday, Jul 08, 2002 at 00:00
Just as an aside, I am currently having what seems to be a related problem with my Hilux (starter motor-wise anyway). However, the starter is kicking over no worries, but the gear that slides up to engage the flywheel gets stuck a little bit and it sometimes take a couple of goes for it to sort it self out and fly up and engage and then kick the engine over. Not sure if this is of any use. Cheers, Sam.
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Follow Up By: Axel +karen - Tuesday, Jul 09, 2002 at 00:00

Tuesday, Jul 09, 2002 at 00:00
Sam,your problem is most probably the Bendix spring ,glaged or broken, easy and cheap to replace, no need for a new starter, Axel.
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