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Ford Sapphire Dohc Starter Motor

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#1 jelleyhead


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Posted 19 April 2017 - 05:55 PM

Hi all i am looking for a starter motor as mine has given up . Engine was from a j reg ford sapphire 2.0 dohc if anybody knows were i can get one or has one they don't need.

#2 tractor



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Posted 19 April 2017 - 10:21 PM

just take it off and get it repaired much cheaper

#3 jelleyhead


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Posted 20 April 2017 - 01:24 AM

Hi the starter is ok it's the solenoid thats packed up the wire that goes to one of the terminals has broken off in side i did try to fix it.
I have had a look around but you can't get just the solenoid on it's own.
You have to buy the starter motor the ones i found seem to be different to the one on the engine.
Am not sure of anywere in my area that fixes starters?

#4 cb750


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Posted 20 April 2017 - 06:10 AM

As Tractor says, have a look in your area for a repairer, I had my starter reconditioned at a local place at a good price

Must read your last post more carefully! If you search for dc motor repairers you may find one.g

Edited by cb750, 20 April 2017 - 06:13 AM.

#5 Smig380



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Posted 20 April 2017 - 08:28 AM

I have a spare 800w starter for a Pinto (ex Sierra) with a Type 9 gearbox if that's any use. Free if you come & pick it up.

#6 florin metal works

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 08:36 AM

The starter solenoid will quite happily do without a turn or 2 on the windings.  Take one or 2 of the coil to give enough slack to re-solder & also clean all the contacts/remove gunge while in there.


Re- wired/cleaned Florin's starter solenoid 5 years ago after it failed & still all good.  ( crossed fingers/ money spider around head/4 leaf clover picked)