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Merc Vito 52reg intermittent starting

Discussion in 'Engine, Drivetrain, Fuel and Exhaust' started by ChrisWalker267, Dec 6, 2012.

  1. ChrisWalker267

    ChrisWalker267 New Member

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    NEWBIE - Merc Vito 110cdi 52reg intermittent starting

    Hi,

    I have been having starting problems with my Vito 110CDI. 52reg 77000 genuine miles.

    90% off the time it starts without a hitch, but other times it wont start, i turn the key and hear a click and nothing, on that note if i keep the key turned it will start, other times it wont start untill i rock the van in gear.

    I therfor went and got a new starter motor fitted, garage fitted it, i paid for it and went to drive away and guess what, its still doing it, they put my old starter motor back in an it started. only seems to come around every few weeks. but more so if its cold.

    Any help with this would VERY great as im pulling my hair out.

    Thanks
    Chris

    (not sure if this is in the right place)
     
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  2. hmang

    hmang Senior Member

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    hows your battery and charging system ?
     
  3. Steve@Avantgarde

    Steve@Avantgarde Forum Supporter Authorised Forum Supporter

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    Sounds like a jamming starter motor to me. Rocking the fan is gear is helping the solenoid to work and the ring gear to engage.
     
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    ChrisWalker267

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    That was my 1st thought hence the new starter motor fitted, which didn't fix the problem.
     
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    is the solenoid integral to the starter motor or a separate part ?
    might also be worth a good brush and clean up on the big fat electrical connections especially the engine earth
     
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    ChrisWalker267

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    Really could tell you mate, how do I check this? I race bikes so I'm not to sure on car/van engines :confused:
     
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    ChrisWalker267

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    Unfortunately not mate haha, although I did have to chance my twitter account due to a flood off bsb fans following me haha.

    Anyone any other ideas on my van?
     

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