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trashy

Sluggish starter on Mi16 engine when hot

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trashy

Hi,

 

My starter motor has become very sluggish when the car is hot (starts fine when cooled down).  The car has a new battery and the battery terminals / cables / earths all look good.

 

Looks like I probably need a new starter motor.  Do I need one specific to the 1.9 Mi16 or they the same across all 405/205s?

 

Here's a couple of ebay possibles:

 

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Fits-Peugeot-405-MK1-1-9-Sport-MI-16-Autoelectro-Premium-12v-Starter-Motor/362326582282

 

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Peugeot-205-1-6-1-9-GTi-Starter-Motor-1984-1994-Models-Inc-406-309-605/322589171496

 

Cheers,

 

Paul

 

1991 205 with 1.9 Mi16 and Jenvey ITBs

 

 

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yeti-dj

Hi, 

 

if its any any help I just used a Bosch starter for the 205 gti engine, works a treat. 

 

Good luck. 

 

 

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trashy

Thanks - you're the 2nd person to recommend a Bosch starter motor, so I've just ordered one! 

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sosic2121

I have the same problem. Please let me know if new starter solved your issue. I was thinking about sourcing more modern starter with reductor.

 

Thanks! 

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16v205

I've just fixed the same problem in the summer. Starter span fine when the engine was cold but struggled to even turn the engine when it was warm.

 

Fitted a new 1.7kw Bosch starter and was just the same.  Car had new positive and earth leads already.

 

The fix was to add an extra earth lead to the body of the starter motor back to the battery. You'd have thought there would be enough metal contact where the starter/gbox bolts/gearbox flange all join up to keep the resistance low but obviously not good enough.

 

Rich

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Tom Fenton

Something odd going on there, the starter motor bolts to the gearbox, which has the earth lead from the battery also bolted to it.

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