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TD5 starting issue
« on: October 19, 2013, 20:55:22 »
Hi guys i have an 03 auto TD5 and just recently when i go to start her up i just get a clicking sound, after turning the key a few times she turns over ok and starts. This problems has been going on for a few weeks intermitantly but has now started to happen regularly is the starter on the way out.

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TD5 starting issue
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2013, 00:02:22 »
Yup, sounds like the starter solenoid is on it's way out.  Same happened to mine.  Best to get it sorted before it finally gives up.
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Re: TD5 starting issue
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2013, 10:14:55 »
Read somewhere that its just a case of replacing the copper contactors, does anyone know if this is true and is it an easy fix.

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Re: TD5 starting issue
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2013, 11:15:38 »
Yes that right... It's quite a straight forward job, Repair kits are available on ebay
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Re: TD5 starting issue
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2013, 20:51:52 »
Repair kit ordered, doing the the repair on Saturday morning

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Re: TD5 starting issue
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2013, 13:13:28 »
Job done, took longer to get the top nut off the starter than it did to fit the new parts to the solenoid, to say the top nut is a pain in the harris is an understatement, spins over like a good un again.

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Re: TD5 starting issue
« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2013, 20:09:41 »
Yeah the top nut is fun, Glad your sorted  :azn:
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Re: TD5 starting issue
« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2013, 21:33:51 »
Yeah well done land rover not only do they hide the top nut they change the bloody size to a 15 mm  :angry: you only get caught out once  :wink:
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