New owner of a 147 !
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: United Kingdom
County: West Yorkshire
Alfa 147 - Starter Motor Problems
Just what I needed before a bank holiday and my car wouldn't start this morning!
Turned the ignition, the dash lights etc light up but nothing from the engine. Had this problem beofre on my old Mk2 Mr2, and it turned out to be the starter motor sticking.
Got back home this evening afte talking to a few lads at work and they said to put the car in 3rd turn the ignition and give the car a good rock backwards and forwards. Seemed to do the job and got the car going.
Just wanted to check if it is the starter motor or could it be something else? Also if it is will it need replacing or can it be cleaned or reconditioned? A little skint at the moment so could do with a cheap option. Also im preety handy under the engine could this be a DIY job if so where is the best place to get a starter motor from and is there a step by step guide on here? (With pictures ha)
Thanks in advance
One fed up Alfa owner
Last edited by sewelly; 30-04-10 at 18:32.