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Hi All

I have a 99 146 which most of the time starts fine, but on occasions I just get a highish pitch "whirl" as if the starter is spinning but not engaging. Im not much of a machanic but went through the forums,
I think it could be the Solenoid right? if not I guress I need a new starter.

Shall I buy a solenoid 1st to see? if not go for a new starter?


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Do a search for starter solenoid, came up recently......
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Changing the starter is not the easiest job - only 3 bolts but the access isn't great so I'd recommend changing the starter outright if you have to take it off, rather than repairing one that might have a fault other than the solenoid.

They are pretty reliable normally, so a good secondhand one should do you. I just might have a few lying around - or try the guys who advertise on the forum header......

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What rgwm suggested.:
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