Starter motor overrun

2005 Vauxhall Agila Problem

The Problem

Avatar Steve W
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Starting from cold e.g. early morning or after standing for a couple of hours, the starter motor carries on running for 2 or 3 seconds after the engine has started.
A new starter motor was fitted in April this year and the battery is about 2 years old.


Car Vauxhall Agila
Variant 1.2 Twinsport
Model Year 2005
Category Running Rough, Starting & Power Loss
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Solution

Avatar roverman
Joined: 6 years ago | Fixes: 392 | Profile

the starter motor should stop when you release key cutting power to starter get your ignition switch checked

Solution

Avatar bustedknuckles
Joined: 7 years ago | Fixes: 1,458 | Profile

Possibly the mechanical lock sticking causing the switch to stay on or a faulty switch as there plastic and not very good ,but more likley just the mechanical lock requires lubricated.

Solution

Avatar bustedknuckles
Joined: 7 years ago | Fixes: 1,458 | Profile

If you can move your ignition key back ever so slightly when the fault happens it should stop the starter running and prove that the fault lies with the ignition.

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