I had troubles with my old starter
which made only solenoid clicks
when trying to start the engine.
So I pulled the starter and
it showd that the old starter
was weak while I put it in
a V12 Engine without heads/
camshafts. The old starter was
not able to turn the engine.
So I bought a reduction gear
starter and tested it before
I installed it.
Now, while I tried to start
the engine with the new starter
I have the same Problem.
The solenoid only clicks and the
starter does’nt crank the engine.
So I took the battery out and tried
directly by putting - on the starter
and + to the port of the starter and
to the solenoid and nothing, only
the solenoid is working.
I then tried to turn the engine with
a 30cm (11.81") fork key (while I was
under the car) on the pully and the
engine turned very very hard but it turned
(annotation: i did not take the sparks
out…), so the engine is not seized.
I don’t know what’s the problem now.
The battery is fine, is working in my
XJ40 and was fully loaded.
What else could be wrong? Does someone
has an idea?
Best regards, Gregor