You’ve jumped into the vehicle, got to be somewhere important and then you get the dreaded click when trying to start, you give it a couple of goes on the key and it finally starts.
If this has just happened to you then you’ve got, at best, another 3 or 4 starts left in the starter motor before it won’t start the engine again.
Okay, time to buy another starter. But there’s a good chance you’ll end up having the same problems again further down the line.
So what’s going on?
All starters have a finite lifespan but there are a couple of things you can check that can extend the life of your starter.
Inside the starter are heavy duty copper contacts and a plunger which closes when you turn the key and draw that high current from the battery in a short burst to allow the starter motor to turn the engine.
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Right from the beginning, Land Rovers have been loved for their simplicity, ruggedness and adaptability. Machines that can truly be put to use in almost any setting, however for some this still isn’t enough. Certain organisations and individuals have wanted to make their Land Rovers even more suited to the task in hand. This desire has led to the creation of many weird and wonderful Land Rovers, some created by Land Rover themselves, others by engineers willing to take on a challenge.
The forestry commission was experiencing problems with their standard Land Rovers, they kept getting them stuck in the deep ruts on the forest tracks, the Machinery Research Officer at the time thought up a solution. With his idea roughly sketched on paper he sat down with Land Rover, he
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At some point in the life of your 4×4, you might find yourself needing to replace all your suspension and steering bushes. We often are asked “which type should I choose” and “what’s best”. This isn’t the easiest question to answer as different people have all sorts of criteria that their vehicle has to meet, here we try to summarise the differences between the two and hope it helps in your decision. The purpose of the bushes being on your vehicle in the first place is to allow a joint in the steering or suspension to be able to move or flex without the metal parts of the joint coming into contact with each other and wearing away. Bushes are essentially a consumable part and will wear out eventually, either through use or just down to age, especially rubber bushes.
Typically made from a rubber compound, these will have