Dispatch starter removal

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Dispatch starter removal

Post by RPWC » 09 Jun 2018, 19:16

Further to my last post on thread “ battery going flat,if I do need to change the starter , how hard is it? Looks a right p I t a, as can only see one bolt, how many are there?

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Re: Dispatch starter removal

Post by RPWC » 09 Jun 2018, 23:43

Anyone done this before?

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Re: Dispatch starter removal

Post by RPWC » 10 Jun 2018, 17:57

So can nobody answer this question for me then? It’s a 20101.6 his

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Re: Dispatch starter removal

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 10 Jun 2018, 18:07

Give it a little time. People may be away for the weekend. I am not able to help you myself, as I have not used a Dispatch.

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Re: Dispatch starter removal

Post by bobins » 10 Jun 2018, 19:22

I don't know if this is the same as your 1.6Hdi, but Citroen list about an hour and a quarter to remove and refit.
dispatch1.jpg
1.6 Dispatch starter - PSA, fair use

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Re: Dispatch starter removal

Post by RPWC » 10 Jun 2018, 19:47

Thanks for that, looks the same, and this morning it wouldn’t start first time, holding the key and turning ignition off and on a few times got it going, so it looks like the starter or solenoid is knackered, , going to try and get it done at the garage, as I need it for long trip on Wednesday ,and can’t risk taking it if it’s not going to start . Need to be somewhere by 9 am Thursday. Does it sound like lazy starter or starter switc to you?

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Re: Dispatch starter removal

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 10 Jun 2018, 20:03

I had to replace the starter motor om my C5. I got a Bosch reconditioned motor from GSF for around £120, but I got back around half of that when I returned the old motor in the packaging. The problem with mine was that it was getting slower and taking longer to start. When I fired up the new one I thought the whole car would turn over, it spun up that fast! :D

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Re: Dispatch starter removal

Post by Kerek85 » 10 Jun 2018, 20:31

Hiya.

Is yours a 1.6 hdi?

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Re: Dispatch starter removal

Post by RPWC » 10 Jun 2018, 20:52

Kerek85 wrote:
10 Jun 2018, 20:31
Hiya.

Is yours a 1.6 hdi?
It is mate yes.

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Re: Dispatch starter removal

Post by white exec » 10 Jun 2018, 21:06

Not unknown for IGN switches themselves to fail to connect, and intermittently.
Worth checking there's voltage on the switch-to-starter cable when key is turned to crank?

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Re: Dispatch starter removal

Post by RPWC » 10 Jun 2018, 21:43

Going to auto electrician tomorrow , so will ask him to check it.

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Re: Dispatch starter removal

Post by Kerek85 » 10 Jun 2018, 22:00

Starters aren't too bad on then. Fiddley.

Get bettery and battery box out, some air piping for top bolt. Bottom two arent so bad, wiring is easy.

It can come out without taking any exhaust stuff off, shoehorn it out the drivers side of the exhaust pipe gap near the bottom engine mount.

Only go for a good starter, don't want issues when pitting them back in. Leave bottom two bolts undone before putting top in.

Not a bad job when you've done a few. Remeber first time i was most irritated how mich stuff was in the way etc.

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Re: Dispatch starter removal

Post by GiveMeABreak » 10 Jun 2018, 23:07

Ok, let's try Starter this time and not Alternator (it was a long day) :-D

So wait 15 minutes before disconnecting battery so ECUs can memorise data.
  • Disconnect the battery.
  • Place the vehicle on a lift.
  • Remove the under engine protection.
Rich Starter A.PNG
Rich Starter B.PNG
Remove:
  • The (1) bolt
  • The air duct (2)
Remove bolts (3).
Rich Starter C.PNG
Rich Starter D.PNG
  • Remove the nuts (5) and (6).
  • Unscrew nut (4) (if necessary).
  • Move aside the starter electrical harness .
Remove:
  • The 2 bolts (8)
  • The starter motor (7)
  • Move aside the electrical harness (9) support.
Refitting

Note: Check that the centring pin is present (at "a").

Refit:
  • The starter motor (7)
  • The electrical harness support (9)
  • The 2 bolts (8) ; Tighten to 2 ± 0,3 daN.m
  • The starter electrical harness
  • The nut (5) ; Tighten to 1 ± 0,2 daN.m
  • The nut (6) ; Tighten to 0,5 ± 0,1 daN.m
  • The nut (4)
Proceed in the reverse order to removal.
  • Tighten the bolt (8) to 2 ± 0,3 daN.m.
    Refit the under-engine protection.
There you go! :-D

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Re: Dispatch starter removal

Post by RPWC » 11 Jun 2018, 08:07

Marc, that’s for the alternator lol, it’s the starter I want to remove. :-D

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Re: Dispatch starter removal

Post by GiveMeABreak » 11 Jun 2018, 08:22

:rofl2: Oh, what a top hat! I think I had alternators on the brain from helping somebody else recently and lost the plot there!

I’ll sort that shortly and update that previous post!