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460 hot starting issues

Discussion and advice for 440, 460, 480 owners.

1986 - 1997 440
1986 - 1997 460
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arnaud
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Joined: Sun Dec 13, 2009 6:28 am
Year and Model: 460 1990
Location: netherlands

460 hot starting issues

Post by arnaud »

Dear people,
The 460 of the misses has recently developed the following problem.
When cold, engine starts good, but when turned off, and want to start it again within several minutes, the starter doesn't react,. though all the lights function.
After a while (cooling down?) it functions like normal.
Any diagnosis?
wig
Posts: 26
Joined: Sat Jan 02, 2010 7:06 am
Year and Model: 850 T5, 1994
Location: Birmingham, UK

Re: 460 hot starting issues

Post by wig »

Hi, does the starter click, or do you hear it spin but just not engaging? Or is it just dead altogether?

This could be a problem with solenoid on the starter, it's not very common but I have had dealings with starters that refuse to work at all when hot!

Kind Regards,

Craig!
'94 850 T5 GLE
'95 440 GS 2.0i

Some do, Some don't, I might!
arnaud
Posts: 18
Joined: Sun Dec 13, 2009 6:28 am
Year and Model: 460 1990
Location: netherlands

Re: 460 hot starting issues

Post by arnaud »

There's no click or any other reaction..
wig
Posts: 26
Joined: Sat Jan 02, 2010 7:06 am
Year and Model: 850 T5, 1994
Location: Birmingham, UK

Re: 460 hot starting issues

Post by wig »

Do the ignition lights on the dash dim slightly when this happens? If not, then it maybe down to your ignition switch!

Try testing for power down at the starter when it is warm and playing up, easier said than done i know, just get someone to flick the key on while your down there with a test light! The ignition switch maybe getting hot and a contact or two breaking down! Worth a try! I'll ask my rotating electrics supplier what he thinks!

Craig!
'94 850 T5 GLE
'95 440 GS 2.0i

Some do, Some don't, I might!
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