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Re: Problem with starter motor?

To: MG Nuts <>
Subject: Re: Problem with starter motor?
From: Skye Poier <>
Date: Wed, 20 Sep 2000 17:45:45 -0700
Have you checked to see if the ignition warning light is burnt out?  I
don't have a wiring diagram handy but I seem to remember that in some
cases if this bulb is burnt out your car won't start (great design!)


Word on the street is that John Middlesworth said:
> I need help analyzing a problem.  My 72 MGB suddenly refuses to start.  I
> can hear the fuel pump working and (perhaps) a single click from the starter
> solenoid, but not a bit of movement of the flywheel.  Here are the relevant
> facts:
> 1. The headlights are bright enough to indicate a good charge on the
> battery.
> 2. The red ignition light on the dash which normally lights up when the car
> is starting never lights.
> 3. In attempting to remove the starter motor I accidently hit a live wire
> (battery not properly disconnected) and heard the starter gear whirl around,
> so the motor's not entirely dead.
> Does it sound like I need a new motor, or perhaps a new solenoid, or should
> I check something else?
> John Middlesworth

1966 MGB - GHN3L     Safety Fast!             __,__\__ 
The MGB Experience   (_o____o_)

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