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    This goddam Astra!! Starter motor now!!

    Hi, this car is going to be the death of me!!!

    First it was the EGR, then the lambda sensor,then the radiator, now it the fu***ng starter motor!!!

    Right, here goes.....car/rad/hoses etc froze up (forgot to put coolant in when changed the rad, dumb I know!!) defrosted it all (so I thought), put coolant in and topped up as nesassary, turned the key in the ignition....nothing, just one lonley click from the starter.

    Waited an hour (to make sure the engine wasnt frozen) tried again....nothing, went under the bonnet and there was smoke/burning coming fron the wiring on the starter motor!

    The starter is engaging (I assume) but the engine wint turn over, I gather I need a new starter? I'm also struggling to find the bolts to undo the starter aswell!
    HELP (again haha)]
    Oh yeah, its a X14XE 1.4 16 valve T reg Ashtray :-) thanks peeps :-)
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    sounds like the solenoid has burnt out, get the car up on ramps and take it out from underneath, it is tight up there but if you get plenty of light in there you will see the bolts and wires that need removing

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    Could you watch the language please, in posts and in your signature, we're a family forum

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    Starter sounds like it's sticking

    Give it a good old whack with a hammer, I have to with mine every now and again
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    If you tried to start it when frozen up then it could have damaged the starter, but the hammer trick is worth a try first, seems to have helped mine.

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    Thanks, I'll give the hammer trick a try in the morning :-)

    Sorry, I thought Id be ok because I blanked out most of the words with stars!!
    BIKE=0-60 in 3.2 seconds
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    Quote Originally Posted by kwakninja View Post
    Sorry, I thought Id be ok because I blanked out most of the words with stars!!
    Still readable and obvious though.

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    That better :-)
    BIKE=0-60 in 3.2 seconds
    MY ASTRA=0-60 eventually :-)

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    Goddammit, headgasket gone :-(
    BIKE=0-60 in 3.2 seconds
    MY ASTRA=0-60 eventually :-)

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    How do you know the head gasket has gone?
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