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    mickW
    Toyota Avensis 2005 2.0D4D Starting problems Free Remedy
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    • 5th Jul 10, 5:33 PM
    Toyota Avensis 2005 2.0D4D Starting problems Free Remedy 5th Jul 10 at 5:33 PM
    I have a Toyota Avensis 2005 model 2.0 D4D diesel which has recently had a starting problem but only when the engine was hot. The engine would turn over but would not fire up. When the engine cooled down after say 30 minutes it would then start. All the experts said it must be a cranshaft sensor even the AA bloke. I found a blog on the inet where a chap had suffered the same problem and Toyota solved the problem by replacing the starter motor. Expensive item though. So I spoke to an auto electrician who specialises in starter motors. He told me to spray loads of WD40 into the starter motor (once removed) then drain out via the casing. So I did this 2 weeks ago and no problems since and cost me ZERO. To remove the starter motor I had to take out the battery, the air breather pipe and a bolt holding a small brake pipe thereby allowing access to the 2 bolts holding the starter motor. Takes a while but well worth it. Anyone suffering this problem will save 100's.
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  • mickW
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    • 12th Jul 10, 5:25 PM
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    • 12th Jul 10, 5:25 PM
    Still no problems since I used the magic spray WD40.

    I have a Toyota Avensis 2005 model 2.0 D4D diesel which has recently had a starting problem but only when the engine was hot. The engine would turn over but would not fire up. When the engine cooled down after say 30 minutes it would then start. All the experts said it must be a cranshaft sensor even the AA bloke. I found a blog on the inet where a chap had suffered the same problem and Toyota solved the problem by replacing the starter motor. Expensive item though. So I spoke to an auto electrician who specialises in starter motors. He told me to spray loads of WD40 into the starter motor (once removed) then drain out via the casing. So I did this 2 weeks ago and no problems since and cost me ZERO. To remove the starter motor I had to take out the battery, the air breather pipe and a bolt holding a small brake pipe thereby allowing access to the 2 bolts holding the starter motor. Takes a while but well worth it. Anyone suffering this problem will save 100's.
    Originally posted by mickW
  • goldspanners
    • #3
    • 12th Jul 10, 7:16 PM
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    • 12th Jul 10, 7:16 PM
    can the motor be opened? if so you could have a go at opening it and cleaning it thoroughly. or alternatively take to a motor repair shop and have them strip it and replace the brushes and any other parts than need replacing. it should only cost around 50 for it to be reconditioned, they might even have a service exchange unit on thier shelf to swap you.
    ...work permit granted!
  • mickW
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    • 18th Jul 10, 4:43 PM
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    • 18th Jul 10, 4:43 PM
    can the motor be opened? if so you could have a go at opening it and cleaning it thoroughly. or alternatively take to a motor repair shop and have them strip it and replace the brushes and any other parts than need replacing. it should only cost around 50 for it to be reconditioned, they might even have a service exchange unit on thier shelf to swap you.
    Originally posted by goldspanners
    I think the common problem is muck or dust from the brushes clogging it up and the WD40 has cleaned and lubricated it. Still starting first time and no problems since so saved myself plenty of money. What gets me is that the Toyota dealers are replacing 100's of the starter motors on Avensis cars that can be likewise cleaned for nothing. Bet they charge 300 each.
  • goldspanners
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    • 18th Jul 10, 11:39 PM
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    • 18th Jul 10, 11:39 PM
    I think the common problem is muck or dust from the brushes clogging it up and the WD40 has cleaned and lubricated it. Still starting first time and no problems since so saved myself plenty of money. What gets me is that the Toyota dealers are replacing 100's of the starter motors on Avensis cars that can be likewise cleaned for nothing. Bet they charge 300 each.
    Originally posted by mickW
    WD40,being an oil shouldn't be conductive so shouldn't affect the motor,but it does have a tendacy to attract dirt and dust,so i think when you do this once you might find yourself doing it regularly,no big deal i suppose.
    but another thing to bare in mind is that your brushes in the motor have obviously worn down a good bit so it would be a good idea to get them changed before you damage the commutator and then you really will need another motor.
    ...work permit granted!
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