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Rich
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Good Afternoon,

 

Im after some advice in regards to my Mk 1 Vitesse starting off the ignition switch. If ive left the car for a night, when i turn the key it wont engage the starter. Even if ive got the lights on they dont even dim.

 

When i start it off the solenoid she fires up straight away. Once she fires up from the solenoid she starts fine from the ignition switch all day. Im thinking the solenoid sticking as ive just fitted a new ignition switch

 

If it is the solenoid is there any top tips to get it lubricated/unstuck?

 

Kind Regards

 

Rich

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Just restarted my Vitesse after a new engine fitted - and the solenoid was dead.

Turned over well if jump leaded straight to starter, so replaced the solenoid and it works from the starter button.

I don't have an ignition switch - the button is wired to replace that function of the switch.

 

Took the old one apart to see why it failed.  It's rivetted together, and small bolts could replace those, but I could see nothing that could explain why it didn't work.

Ho-hum, nothing lasts for ever.

 

John

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