[Healeys] 100 starter issue

Michael Salter michaelsalter at gmail.com
Sun Jul 5 08:24:40 MDT 2020

Hi Gary,
In my experience it is difficult to accurately determine the cause of
starting problems without some diagnosis.
Checking the voltage between the starter power terminal and ground during
activation of the starter is the first thing to check.
Typically there should be at least 10 volts during this test.
That said however, the symptoms that you describe are pretty typical of a
starter that is on the way out.
If the starter is starting to fail be careful  ... applying power to a
starter which is not turning can melt the solder of the commutator which
substantially increases the cost of rebuilding the unit.


On Sun., Jul. 5, 2020, 9:06 a.m. warthodson--- via Healeys, <
healeys at autox.team.net> wrote:

> A friend's 100 appears to have an issue with his starter. On a recent day
> trip, the car started fine in the morning at home & would re-start again if
> the car had time to cool down after stopping. But if the car was only
> stopped for a short time, like at a gas station, before re-starting the
> starter would barely turn the engine over, if at all. He has a new battery
> & the ignition lite
> was lit when the engine was not running & was not lit when it was running.
> Does this indicate something is wrong with the starter & what is it?
> Gary Hodson
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