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Starter motor problems or something worse?

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Mi11ar, Jun 15, 2013.

  1. Mi11ar

    Mi11ar Active Member

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    I get a grinding noise when turning the ignition as though I am holding it down for to long, it doesn't happen all the time possibly 1 in 3.

    it's not just me either as I've had other people attempt it, my assumptions are it's simply just a starter motor on the way out but wanted to get a second opinion encase there's anyone else out there that's found the problem before and it's been something worse?
     
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  3. sparkyork

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    Mines doing exactly the same, wonder if its just the solonoid not releasing properly ? Thinking of whipping mine off and having a look
     
  4. Blackcupraa

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    Check all the wiring to the Starter also, mine was a little errrr worn :D
     
  5. Mi11ar

    Mi11ar Active Member

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    My dads got a 1.6 n/a and he said he had the same problem and it was his starter, I'll replace it and post if it solves the problem haha
     

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