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 Post subject: C1 starter motor failing
PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:43 pm 

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Hi all,
For some time my wife's 2006 petrol c1 had intermittent problems with the key start - it would take a few tries before the starter would activate. I assume this was a solenoid problem. Then one day after starting the car she heard a whirring noise for a few minutes. We then found that the starter motor had failed. I assumed it might have been the solenoid problem and replaced it with a new unit. Now, only 6 weeks later, the new starter motor failed after a trip when she again heard a whirring noise after setting off.

I've removed the new starter motor which shows signs of overheating. I am now assuming that in each case the starter motor failed due to continuing to receive power after the ignition key was released. So I assume that as well as replacing this new starter motor, I need to replace the ignition barrel?

Has anyone out there had the same experience? I would appreciate your input! If I replace the ignition barrel, will this affect the immobilizer too? Help!!


PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:41 pm 
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Did you look over the ring gear when you removed the starter?

John - Mechanical Guru :ugeek:
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