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Intermittent starting problem.

Engine makes noise trying to start(more of a starter spinning noise) but will not start. Seems if I move the manual shifter around(actually hit the gear shifter) a few times, turn key again and it starts. Does not happen all the time.

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  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    shifter way too loose, hard to find pattern. Shifter travel seems to be 1/2 again more than it should be.

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Hi dmaier

Seems from what you're explaining, that you have a starter motor problem....The problem is most likely caused, by a defective starter motor solenoid. The throw in coil could be damaged and cause those symptoms....If it is failing to throw, the starter is just spinning, without the bendix being thrown forward onto the ring gear....It could also be a worn ring gear (that will be a big job and means, removing the gearbox), but more likely the first....unless you're talking about a very high mileage vehicle.....

Regards Johngee10

Posted on Sep 08, 2008

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I don't think the gearshit motion is related, I do think you have a starter drive issue or a solenoid problem.

Posted on Sep 08, 2008

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