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Old September 7th, 2012, 03:59 PM
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I tthink my starter is almost toasted, can someone confirm?

It was happening about once a month but today it has done the same thing twice. When I go to turn it over I get a fast loud clicking and it won't catch and turn over the motor. Eventually it will work but it takes a few tries. Any suggestions for the best deal on a starter, can they be rebuilt? It's a 200 Tdi

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Old September 7th, 2012, 04:11 PM
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Sounds more like your battery is toast. but could also be your starter. Check your voltage at the battery first before you put in a new starter
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Old September 7th, 2012, 04:17 PM
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Take your starter apart. When mine started acting up, I serviced it. Had lots of crud inside and lots of dust.
Now it fires up very fast. They're really simple inside.
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Old September 7th, 2012, 04:29 PM
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Thanks, I will check the battery but is a brand new one of the big sears platinum ones and the voltage gauge has been reading normal. I was having a grounding issue but I thought I had that sorted out, I will check that as well before I take the starter out.
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Check all the main cables, battery -> solenoid -> starter motor -> ground ->battery.
Make sure all the connections are clean and tight. What you're experiencing could be something as simple as one of those connections becoming loose over time, or corroded.
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Old September 8th, 2012, 10:56 AM
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I think I found the problem, it was the battery ground
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