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starting problems and Flywheel questions

i have been having on and off starting problems with my car, it played up badly at xmas then was fine untill last week. anyway booked into fiat to be looked at this time. heaard from them today it needs a new starter motor as sum teeth have sheereed off, i expected this needed replacing and this will be done under warranty :D yipeee

but i was also told that my flywheel is showing signs of wear this is not coevered by my warranty as they dont cover wear and tear on things they only cover if its busted. for moment i am not having this job done as it will be expensive as tehy have to take teh gear box out.

anyway here are my questions

the fly wheel connects with starter motor to turn over the engine??

what else does the fly wheel do ?

can a worn fly whel cause any other problems?

and how much do you think it would cost to have that replaced?


oh also my warranty is a third party warranty and i dont want to annoy them as they have gone into recievership but at moment are still honering contracts. so dont want to give them excuse to stop.

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first off the fly wheel is attatched to the crank which keeps the engines momentum. if i were you id bust it and say its broken so its covered :p

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so the fly wheel has nothing to do with the starter motor ?

i assumed he found it because he was looking at starter motor and its connected. but he juts happend to spot it?

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No nothing to do with the starter motor. The gearbox does need to come out and its sits inbetween the clutch and engine block its a 4 spanner job in the haynes manual :p.

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the fly wheel has a load of teeth on the outside edge, the starter motor teeth mesh with the fly wheel teeth to turn the engine to start it,

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No nothing to do with the starter motor. The gearbox does need to come out and its sits inbetween the clutch and engine block its a 4 spanner job in the haynes manual :p.
im curious on why you would want too give advice on something you oviously dont know much about i.e startermotors/flywheels

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There is a Ring Gear heat fitted onto the outside of the flywheel. You will find that the flywheel ring gear teeth wear in the same place because the engine tends to stop in the same place. I had trouble with my starter motor and in the end I got the flywheel taken out to check it. The teeth were very worn but a new starter motor that engaged fully with the flywheel ring gear seemed to cure it. Very rarely there's an awful noise if the starter doesnt fully engage but trying it again normally sorts it out and the engine starts fine.
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yeah i am hoping mine will b like yours FPS starter motor had missing teeth so have had that replaced under warranty so am hoping brand new one will be bale to handle a worn fly wheel. even mechanic guy said just have starter motor and see hwo it goes

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