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STARTER ISSUE

1978 Fiat 124 • 4 cylinder 2WD Manual • 113,500 miles

I am better versed on American cars and my 78 Fiat Spider is givingn me fits. It has ran fine for several years but developed a starter issue lately. I have installed a rebuilt starter with new solenoid and it started & ran fine until operating temp and then the tach goes to 0 and engine dies. It starts again and same thing, then next time it just clicks when key is turned. So I rock it in 5th gear and it starts & then does same thing again but then bendix gear starts to stay engaged to flywheel. Any ideas? Starter and flyw. Gear teeth are not in bad shape.
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Spidersteve78
August 15, 2011.




Check the starter relay if it has one, also clutch switch and ignition switch

Rasmataz
Aug 15, 2011.


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