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Who can replace V40 Starter motor in West Yorkshire?

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Old Nov 8th, 2018, 23:43   #11
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What engine is in your car ?
It's a 2.0 petrol
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Old Nov 9th, 2018, 01:02   #12
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It's a 2.0 petrol
The most fiddly part of swapping the motor is undoing the cables from the solenoid as they may be slightly tucked under the manifold. Otherwise, there are just 3 main mounting bolts for the motor, it is possible that on some, the motor may have a support bracket on the end of it, to fix it to the engine block, but all the ones i've done didn't have one fitted.
There should be enough room to get the motor out without removing the manifold or any other major component.
Remember to disconnect the battery before removing the starter !!
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Here's a video I shot tonight. The car started but you can hear the whirring sound for half a second before it actually started. Most times, when I'm away from home, all I get is the whirring sound. So I'm scared of using the car... let alone take it to the gas station in case it won't start after I switch the engine off!
https://youtu.be/k4wtOwJVI3U
Gas station ? Are you an American ?
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Gas station ? Are you an American ?
yep - but living in the UK now. Sorry I still use gas instead of petrol most of the time....
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Just had a thought - the battery I purchased back in March 2018 is a Powerline 096

Could it be the battery not supplying enough CCA? Can anyone help? Is it the starter motor or the battery?
I tried to start the car the other night but it wouldn't start. The starter motor just spins. I don't get to use the car much as I work in town and the last time I used it was on Wednesday. And Friday, it didn't want to start.
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Here's a video showing it
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Old Nov 26th, 2018, 08:26   #17
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Starter motor just spinning is surely indicative of a faulty solenoid, no?

The current for the starter motor itself is unswitched, the solenoid performs that job as well. So if it's spinning from the key, then the solenoid can be presumed to be connected. In other words; It's not a wire come off. The solenoid also engages the motor with the flywheel, and that's what's not happening.

It's worth checking, but I'd be suprised if you can obtain a solenoid seperately. I think you're back to plan A, and replacement is the only realistic option in my opinion.
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The starter motor is turning, but not turning the engine.
This could be the pinion not throwing forward to make contact with the flywheel, or the one way clutch unit within the pinion has failed, or teeth are missing on the flywheel or motor pinion.
Before buying a new starter, It needs to be removed so that the teeth on the fly wheel can be inspected, also check starter. if the pinion on the motor can be spun with your fingers easily in both direction, then the one way clutch has failed. If the pinion can be turned in one direction, but not the other,using your fingers then it may be ok, but could still be failing under load.
Also check the motor on the bench by securing it in a vice & connecting it to a battery, to see if the pinion throws forward along its shaft when the solenoid is activated.
Keep finger well away from pinion when doing this test !
What all this really means is .... If the flywheel teeth are ok, then you need a replacement starter motor

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Thank you all... I'll chase up the garage to give me a quote on a starter motor replacement.
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