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3.5 v6 Starter Motor – Brushes

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23:43
October 5, 2016


TonyS

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Somewhere around 80,000 to 100,000 miles these will fail. Initial symptom will be sluggish start but very rapidly it will turn into a dead click on pressing the start button. The brush is a carbon conductor which is designed to wear first so replacement (or at least an inspection) is now due to all UK cars. 

22:37
October 6, 2016


dpress

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I am presuming that you are speaking from unfortunate experience……

 

It is ages since I crawled underneath but last time I did I took some photos, and it appears the starter motor is handily placed at the front and not too difficult to remove?

 

Still only on 64K at the moment so I may be OK for a while, but if you have any further information on this topic please let me know.

 

dpress

21:41
October 10, 2016


TonyS

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Yes mine failed recently costing me an AA recovery for what is a £10 part. I know of another 3.5v6 which failed weeks after mine. 

The Hitachi motor brushes used by the 3.5v6 is not listed in the UK but the ones below are the correct fitment

HITACHI STARTER MOTOR BRUSH SET 4.5MM T X 14MM W X 15MM 

The +ve ones wear faster but I'd recommended getting a full cage replacement as the grounds are spot welded. The starter motor is very accessible; just remove the undertray and it's right in front with 2 bolts holding it to the flywheel case.

11:08
October 11, 2016


dpress

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Many thanks for that. I will search eBay and get a set in stock. Incidentally I was surprised how small the starter motor is, and relatively cheap to buy as a complete replacement.

 

dpress

10:43
October 12, 2016


TonyS

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The 3.5 motor is not cheap .. you found a mislabelled one for £88 I suspect (just as I did). Only option for this motor is a refurbished unit for £220 from ECP and then they want a holding deposit of another £270

15:49
October 13, 2016


dpress

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One site has them for under £70 but they are described as being 9 tooth with 3 plain mounting holes, so as you say they are probably mis-described. Rather ominously they also list a 10 tooth one as POA…..

 

Makes the brush assembly at about £20 seem cheap! Thanks for the info again.

 

dpress

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