CITI Golf starter / flywheel problems

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ssshannah
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CITI Golf starter / flywheel problems

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Hi guys i have a chico 1800 carb golf 1 converted from a 1400 to 1800 motor. I recently upgraded my clutch and flywheel to 210mm now my starter refuses to engage with the flywheel, reconditioned the starter bought a new bendex and still wont start the car. flywheel is a euromax flywheel bought it second hand but in mint condition. the starter swings but does not turn the engine. also replaced the starter bushings and the bushing on the gearbox.
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Re: CITI Golf starter / flywheel problems

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Hello, is the solenoid kicking the bendix drive out?
Current:

2006 Citi Golf 2E, Dictator, 4-2-1

Ex:
2003 Audi A3 1.8t, Thanas Tuned, FMIC, coilies, DP and exhaust
2007 Citi golf. ADY with Spitronics 60-2, estas 282, 4-2-1, coilies
Rides thread: http://vwclub.co.za/forum/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=183329
2002 Citi golf. ADY carb, estas 282, 4-2-1, GW delarey big brake kit.
Rides thread: http://vwclub.co.za/forum/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=157603
1971 VW beetle
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Re: CITI Golf starter / flywheel problems

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Yes it does
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Re: CITI Golf starter / flywheel problems

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ssshannah wrote: Sat Sep 05, 2020 4:28 pm Yes it does
Have you checked it outside of the car? Maybe the holding coils is stuffed. Take it out and use jumper cables to test it
Current:

2006 Citi Golf 2E, Dictator, 4-2-1

Ex:
2003 Audi A3 1.8t, Thanas Tuned, FMIC, coilies, DP and exhaust
2007 Citi golf. ADY with Spitronics 60-2, estas 282, 4-2-1, coilies
Rides thread: http://vwclub.co.za/forum/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=183329
2002 Citi golf. ADY carb, estas 282, 4-2-1, GW delarey big brake kit.
Rides thread: http://vwclub.co.za/forum/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=157603
1971 VW beetle
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Re: CITI Golf starter / flywheel problems

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I did get it checked the electrician pulled the starter out and tested everything he says it cannot be the starter and my mechanic says the flywheel it's good he did the clutch and flywheel for me. So I'm confused and vw club forum does not yield any good results I thought someone would have gone through the same thing.

Thank you so much Chucker
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