Starter motor testing

Discussion in 'Mech Tech' started by Foxy, Aug 21, 2011.

  1. I'm just trying to bench test my starter motor, I can get the solenoid to work but cannot get the motor to turn. What is the correct procedure? If the motor doesn't turn along with the solenoid coming out is my motor had it?
  2. The solenoid should move out which creates a circuit to the motor brushes allowing electricity to flow. So yes the motor should spin almost as soon as the solenoid clicks.

    The bit that the solenoid contacts on could be mucky / rusty or maybe the motor brushes are too worn.

    Much easier to just buy a replacement , but if it's not working you don't have anything to lose by trying to fix it.
  3. Cheers Mark, this confirms my first thought.................starter motor is mullered :'(
  4. if your bench testing you will need a old bellhousing

    the bellhousing and brass bush is the front bearing

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