safetymatman wrote:I have been told that flywheel deterioration is very common on Transits.
When the garage replaced the starter motor they got rid of as much 'dust' from the flywheel housing as they could, and ensured it was 'clean' for the new starter motor.
he garage didn't realy comment on the amount of dust in the old starter motor, they just made me aware of the problem and gave me a manufacturers technical advice sheet (valeo) regarding the probem.
At first I thought it might be a typical garage wind up to get more money from a simple replacement starter motor and now it has concerned me.
I have also been told that to replace the flywheel is a pig of a job and very expensive - is this true?
I will have a look at the earth today having said that she has just started up now and is about to do a local run so all good today!
My reg is BT52 ZHV
I am know leaning more towards the battery as it is the original one and whereas before, when I had the starter motor replaced, it wouldn't take a jump start i.e battery cables whereas now it does.
I am still 'concerned' about the 'flywheel' situation due to the possible expense in the future.
Transit 2000, 2.0L Duratorq DI (75PS), Diamond White 73
VIN Number: WF0VXXBD*********
Registration Number: B******
Registration Date: 31.12.2002
Registration Country: GB
Build Date: 08.11.2002
Vehicle Line: Transit 2000
Cab Style: Regular Cargo Van LCF
Series: 280S Series
Engine: 2.0L Duratorq DI (75PS)
Transmission: 5-Speed Manual - VXT75
Drive: RHD FWD
Axle Ratio: 4.23
Emission: Light Duty Truck Stage III
Paint: Diamond White 73
Interior Fabric: Stylize (-I-C)
Man with a van wrote:could you tell me if i have a duel mass flywheal fitted reg No Y154 NEN as i have same probs thanks
safetymatman wrote:Sorry this may be a long one and being non technical may need some explaining.
I run a 52 plate 2.0 diesel transit mwb which has done about 87000 miles with full service history. I have had the van 7 years and it is a joy (probably not the best way to describe a transit but it really is!)
I had a new starter motor fitted about 4 years ago.
A few days ago the van wouldn't start and gave the usual clicking sound. Despite numerous attempts to jump start the diagnosis was another starter motor. I had a new starter motor fitted only to be told of a 'common' problem of dust infiltrating the starter motors from some inner flywheel which has been reducing the life of starter motors and in some cases invalidating the starter motor waranties.
Then, horror of horrors, the van wouldn't start this morning and the dreaded clicking noise returned, despite a previous 200 mile run!
This time a quick jump from a friends battery and she fired up.
I am hoping this is just a weak battery due to the suddden cold snap however could I really have gone thru another starter motor within a week or less?, is it time for a new alternator altho there is no red dashboard light indicating a lack of charge while on the move.
Any ideas gratefully received please and is the above as I am told a 'common' transit or ford diesel problem?
Then I can move on to the slow dripping diesel from the fuel pump, again apparently another common problem?!? Thank god for sympathetic mot inspectors!
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