WHEN I REMOVE MY STARTER MOTOR FROM THE VEHICLE ...

  • Tiny
  • Anonymous
  • 1975 Volkswagen Beetle

When I remove my starter motor from the vehicle and test it with a battery it works well. Then I put it in and it turns for approx two or three turns and then it sticks and the starter starts to get hot and I have to disconnect the battery. When I hit the starter with a hammer it comes loose from the flywheel. What could the problem be?

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013 AT 6:42 PM

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  • Tiny
  • exovcds
  • Member

Try starting it by jumping the terminals on the starter while it is mounted to the transmission. If it does not hang-up like that, then I would suspect the ignition switch.

Remove the ignition switch wire from the starter to make sure it is not interfering.

Thomas

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Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013 AT 8:17 PM

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