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Citreon Sara Picasso 2005 1.6 8v starter motor engages on occasions

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Citreon Sara Picasso 2005 1.6 8v starter motor engages on occasions when driving ,have fitted new starter after old unit had blown main fuse on battery under the passenger seat , any ideas ? Ignition switch problem ? Thanks
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Car
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Has anybody any ideas ? Thanks
Expert:  Matt replied 1 year ago.
Hello for the starter to come in when the engine is already running then this must either be a problem with the ignition switch or there's a short on the wiring to trigger the starter solenoid on the motor I'd check for the latter 1st as its the more likely of the 2 and start at the motor end of the wire and follow it back into the car as if the small wire to the starter is shorting out then this would create this if the loom checks out OK - then meaure its resistance between the back of the ignition switch and the starter motor and if this is OK ( no more than 2ohm) then consider replacing the electrical part of the ignition switch
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