- Jun 9, 2017
So far 2017 961 CR running really strong and well but I have always had niggling starter motor issues. First one I kept operational by freeing the seized brushes and cleaning the commutator in situ but eventually replaced under warranty. second one started to show same symptoms then stopped completely so taken in for warranty repair but turned out to be the solenoid contact come loose so this was tightened under warranty but the starter motor is starting to get more reluctant and tends to stall before turning over and firing which can mess the ecu up. Even when it was performing ok when warm it would struggle at less than 10degC. I put it on charge every night and the standard battery is not very old. Solenoid contacts are skimmed and fine. As it is total pain to swap the starter, which I understand is used on HDs, there must be an equivalent fit-and-forget quality item available which is used on high compression HD/ S&S engines? Any recommendations please?