starting problems 1hdt starter

Submitted: Sunday, Jan 24, 2010 at 12:38
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Gday all. I am having problems with my starter motor, 1hdt 94 80 series. Once or twice a week the starter will just click and not engage. I have put new contacts in and was ok for a while, getting more frequent now. Both batteries are near new so power to the starter is not the issue.

Are the starter motors the same for 1hz and 1hdt?
Where is the cheapest place in WA to buy one if replacement is needed?
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Reply By: Fab72 - Sunday, Jan 24, 2010 at 14:35

Sunday, Jan 24, 2010 at 14:35
When you say "new contacts" do you mean starter solenoid?
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Follow Up By: hotfishez - Sunday, Jan 24, 2010 at 17:57

Sunday, Jan 24, 2010 at 17:57
No the contacts and plunger tacts in the main body, the solenoid has not been replaced. Tapping the soleniod does not make a difference so I was not going down that path as yet
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Reply By: racinrob - Sunday, Jan 24, 2010 at 15:33

Sunday, Jan 24, 2010 at 15:33
You say you've replaced the contacts ??? I would check them as the clicking is typical of poor contacts. There are two different sizes of contacts did you use the correct ones ?
Failing all else I've seen reconditioned starters on eBay much cheaper than from an Auto Elect.

Rob.
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Follow Up By: hotfishez - Sunday, Jan 24, 2010 at 17:59

Sunday, Jan 24, 2010 at 17:59
The contacts looked to be the same (as much as you can make out from old worn ones) they fitted fine, starter was fine for months before the clicking started.
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Reply By: Member - Graham H (NSW) - Sunday, Jan 24, 2010 at 16:55

Sunday, Jan 24, 2010 at 16:55
you may have to replace the plunger that contacts the the two contacts
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Follow Up By: hotfishez - Sunday, Jan 24, 2010 at 17:55

Sunday, Jan 24, 2010 at 17:55
The plunger was been replaced with the contacts,
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Reply By: Member - William H (WA) - Sunday, Jan 24, 2010 at 18:48

Sunday, Jan 24, 2010 at 18:48
where are you in WA....?????.
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Follow Up By: hotfishez - Sunday, Jan 24, 2010 at 21:39

Sunday, Jan 24, 2010 at 21:39
denmark
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Reply By: Member - ross m (WA) - Sunday, Jan 24, 2010 at 19:41

Sunday, Jan 24, 2010 at 19:41
The 1HZ 1HD T starters are the same.
I would get the old one looked at,something must have been overlooked. They are very robust starter and are worth rebuilding.

If you do need one, Auto Electrical Distributors at 57 Robinoin Ave Belmont
9277 8722 sell a quality aftermarket starter. They were cheap last time I needed a new 1HZ alternator.
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Reply By: bks - Sunday, Jan 24, 2010 at 20:54

Sunday, Jan 24, 2010 at 20:54
I thought clicking was solenoids gone
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Follow Up By: hotfishez - Sunday, Jan 24, 2010 at 21:40

Sunday, Jan 24, 2010 at 21:40
I am beginning to think the same
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Reply By: Volvo driver - Monday, Jan 25, 2010 at 06:47

Monday, Jan 25, 2010 at 06:47
l have a petrol 80 series, had the same thing happen with mine last year, rang the auto elec, he said straight away, starter motor is buggered, cost around $200 fitted,
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Follow Up By: trainslux - Monday, Jan 25, 2010 at 09:55

Monday, Jan 25, 2010 at 09:55
Going by memory, I think that most starters earth thru their brushes, and have come across a few that after replacing the contacts, have in time once again, gone back to clicking.
Bush fix was to file the brush holder so the wire could allow the brush to move a bit more, and it worked.

Soldering iron is required, brushes are pretty cheap, like the contacts.

Thats what I would be checking next before shelling out some large clams.

Trains

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