Register Login
FIAT Auto Specialist Team
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 04-03-2017   #1
1.3 mjet 500 sport
 
Kekybobo's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2016
Posts: 179
Thanks: 5
Trader Rating: 0
Kekybobo has donated!
United Kingdom 
1.3 mjet Starter motor removal

I started to swap out the starter motor on my mjet last night but came upon a slight hitch.

The service manual only shows that one bolt has to be removed however other threads regarding other 1.3 mjet vehicles suggest there's more than one.

The starter has 2 bolt holes, one easily accessible and the other not.

So I guess my question is, how many bolts are there?

Click image for larger version

Name:	1488615621868.jpeg
Views:	778
Size:	2.12 MB
ID:	177967
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides

Kekybobo is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 08-03-2017   #2
1.3 mjet 500 sport
 
Kekybobo's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2016
Posts: 179
Thanks: 5
Trader Rating: 0
Kekybobo has donated!
United Kingdom 
Re: 1.3 mjet Starter motor removal

So the starter has now been changed and the car is running.

It does in fact have 2 bolts, and one in particular is a real giddy job to get at.

I ended up bringing it to my mechanic as I just couldn't manage the hex bolt from the gearbox side. They had alot of trouble too and ended up stripping alot more than just the battery and ECU.

They charged me for 2 hours labour which is fair enough as I know it took them longer than that. Just a pity I couldn't do it myself.
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides

Kekybobo is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 08-03-2017   #3
It's always more involved
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Tynemouth
Posts: 3,085
Thanks: 117
Trader Rating: 0
John202020 has donated!
United Kingdom 
Some of Fiat's design and parts are just crap!! sorry feeling cheesed off car being a pita .
Thanks Moimo, Happybubbas thanked for this post
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides

John202020 is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 15-03-2017   #4
1.3 mjet 500 sport
 
Kekybobo's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2016
Posts: 179
Thanks: 5
Trader Rating: 0
Kekybobo has donated!
United Kingdom 
Re: 1.3 mjet Starter motor removal

Car failed to start this morning...Well not quite.

The car has been running fine since going to the mechanic last week. Got in this morning at half 7 to drop Jr round to nursery. No problems there and back.

Got back into the car at half 8 to head to work and got nothing. All previous symptoms returned.

Could i have been so unlucky to have bought a dud reconditioned starter?

Think i might just set fire to the car.
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides

Kekybobo is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 15-03-2017   #5
Autotest Special
 
rallycinq's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 23,469
Thanks: 1149
Blog Entries: 3
Trader Rating: 1
rallycinq has donated!
British Indian Ocean Territories 
Re: 1.3 mjet Starter motor removal

Was the original starter confirmed as the fault?

D
__________________
rallycinq is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 15-03-2017   #6
1.3 mjet 500 sport
 
Kekybobo's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2016
Posts: 179
Thanks: 5
Trader Rating: 0
Kekybobo has donated!
United Kingdom 
Re: 1.3 mjet Starter motor removal

Quote Originally Posted by rallycinq View Post
Was the original starter confirmed as the fault?

D
To be honest not quite. At the time I had explored all other likely causes.

When it was not starting at all a few taps with a hammer on the starter seemed to do the trick, hense making me think it was the cause.

Since being changed the car has been perfect up until this morning.

I can't work it out.
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides

Kekybobo is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 15-03-2017   #7
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Orpington, Kent UK
Posts: 3,074
Thanks: 205
Trader Rating: 0
typecastboy has donated!
United Kingdom 
Re: 1.3 mjet Starter motor removal

Sounds like an electrical problem to me. Has it been plugged into a proper diagnostic machine? I used MES when I had a sensor problem and it told me it was the pedal sensor. Proper diagnostics and a bit of digging and process of elimination showed it was the ECU. I would have thought that an electrical fault would throw up something on diagnostics.
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides

typecastboy is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 15-03-2017   #8
It's always more involved
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Tynemouth
Posts: 3,085
Thanks: 117
Trader Rating: 0
John202020 has donated!
United Kingdom 
Re: 1.3 mjet Starter motor removal

The starter is quite simple, if there's a start signal to the starter and it don't work, its bust, see if the start solenoid has a signal when the key is turned? No signal/feed no starting
__________________
30 years of Honda Accords, now Mazda 6 and a Fiat 500
John202020 is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 15-03-2017   #9
1.3 mjet 500 sport
 
Kekybobo's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2016
Posts: 179
Thanks: 5
Trader Rating: 0
Kekybobo has donated!
United Kingdom 
Re: 1.3 mjet Starter motor removal

Jacked up the car and tapped the starter with a metal rod. Turned the key and it started first time. Coincidence?
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides

Kekybobo is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Reply
Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump
Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
(T) Starter motor removal tinyfiat 500 (Classic) 6 28-07-2016 15:19
(G) Starter motor removal tonyn Panda 6 27-05-2015 23:41
(T) starter motor removal andrew1620 Ulysse 1 24-11-2012 08:49
(T) Sporting Starter Motor Removal eamonnf Punto (Mk2/2b) 7 26-09-2012 13:43
(T) Starter Motor Recon '08 Mjet daveincaol Panda 1 30-11-2011 22:56