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Old 26th March 2021, 15:42   #1
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I done a stupid thing the other day. I have a 1.8 conn 2006 since January, So I am still discovering the workings off the car. It has been starting and running perfectly, until I thought I would check out the interior fuse box. Being a large person, it is pretty difficult getting into it. I pulled out a fuse at random, just to have a look. Looked okay, so I put it back. Later getting in to drive the car, I turned the key. Nothing, turned it again, a big grinding noise. Not starting. i realised straight away, it must be the fuse I took out. And, I had put it in the wrong place. Rectified, the car started. I drove home.
i looked, when I was home that I had taken out the fuse for the Engine Management system.
Now, sometimes it does not connect when I turn the key or I get the grinding noise. Or, I have put it in third gear and turned the ignition and it starts.
How stupid am I. Have I damaged the solenoid/ starter?
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Old 26th March 2021, 17:09   #2
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Hiya, no you havenít done any damage by removing the fuse, Iíd say itís a coincidence with a failing starter motor by the sound of things.
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Old 26th March 2021, 18:03   #3
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If possible don't start it until you've removed the starter motor and looked at the gear on the end. --- If you carry on and that's the trouble you might ruin the teeth on the engine flywheel which will ( at great cost. ) mean taking off the gear box.---
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If possible don't start it until you've removed the starter motor and looked at the gear on the end. --- If you carry on and that's the trouble you might ruin the teeth on the engine flywheel ...


Bryan,

The big grinding noise which you report suggests that there's a problem with the pre-engagement of your starter motor. It probably needs new solenoid contacts and they cost about £16. I've done this job myself. Are you DIY minded?

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Old 27th March 2021, 10:14   #5
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Bryan,

The big grinding noise which you report suggests that there's a problem with the pre-engagement of your starter motor. It probably needs new solenoid contacts and they cost about £16. I've done this job myself. Are you DIY minded?

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Yes, I am Simon. Now the next question is, Where would I buy the solenoid contacts? I live in Ireland.

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Yes, I am Simon. Now the next question is, Where would I buy the solenoid contacts? I live in Ireland.

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Hi Brian.
From here below check the right solenoid is for your car,

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ROVER-75-...YAAMXQltxQ9Hap


https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_f...R+KIT&_sacat=0
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Just a dirty contact on the solenoid in the end. Thanks again. Everyone.

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Just a dirty contact on the slenoid in the end. Thanks again. Everyone.
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Nice cheap fix then they are always welcome
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