Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Boston, Lincs
Re: Starter Motor?? Boo Hoo!!
The starter takes a lot of current so a dodgy battery may well be the problem. Put your meter across a 12 volt point and then turn the engine, it should not drop below 10 volts.
Of course a faulty starter may try to draw more current and send the voltage down so again put the voltmeter across the battery and with the engine off put a load on, headlights, heated rear screen, blower motor, hazard flashers etc. The voltage will drop but again should not be less than 10 volts minimum, anything less than this and the battery is suspect.
First of all though check that ALL your battery connections are clean and tight, a poor connection here will cause high resistance and a huge voltage drop when a load is applied. Naturally check the high current connection to the Starter Motor also.
Good luck, hope it isn't your Starter Motor.
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