1969 Other Jaguar Models Starter

  • 1969 JAGUAR
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • 50,000 MILES
Ok, I have 1969 Jaguar E-type that I have just started to restore. I am ready to start the engine but I have a problem that is getting worse. Know I now it is the starter, I have checked the ground the positive cable going to the battery and they are fine. So I plug in a new batter with plenty of CCA’s and the car is barley turning over. It sounds like the battery is died or dieing but the starter just struggles to turn over the engine at all. I have tested the started with out any spark plugs in and it turned over the engine a lot faster but still not as fast as it should be. My question is, is there any way the power can be getting diverted or is the starter it self just really week from old age and should be replaced?
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Wednesday, May 28th, 2008 AT 7:05 PM

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Hi there,

As long as all the battery, power& earth connections are OK. I would say that the starter has just seen better days, Don't re build yours, I would try and source a new reduction drive starter, this will give you a far better crank speed at a lower current draw, your Jag workshop should be able to get this for you.

Mark (mhpautos)
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Wednesday, May 28th, 2008 AT 8:11 PM

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