Author Topic: Mk4 GTi Turbo - Squealing starter motor on startup - easy to fix?  (Read 17825 times)

Offline sarahs_gti

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The wifes car has a noisy starter, it has the dreaded Vag squeal when the starter disengages, I had this on my old Octavia vRS but I just replaced the starter.

This time to save a few pennies, I'm hoping that its possible to take the starter off and overhaul it by greasing etc to solve the problem as I'm thinking that it is just dry from use and age.

Has anyone done this or does anyone know if it will work?

Thanks, replies or any help would be appreciated, Cheers.
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Re: Mk4 GTi Turbo - Squealing starter motor on startup - easy to fix?
« Reply #1 on: 21 September 2009, 23:22 »
as far as im aware its a very common fault, the motor can go on for ages as it is! mines been doing it since ive had it and 3 other golf owners i know have the same issue! not sure how to fix it but i wouldnt mind knowing!

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Offline sarahs_gti

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Re: Mk4 GTi Turbo - Squealing starter motor on startup - easy to fix?
« Reply #3 on: 22 September 2009, 23:07 »
Sweet, that thread is mint, shouldn't have too much trouble with that now, thanks for the link!
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Re: Mk4 GTi Turbo - Squealing starter motor on startup - easy to fix?
« Reply #4 on: 22 September 2009, 23:57 »
you have to take the starter motor off,and put some greese on the shaft in side ,that sorts it , R-TECH told me ,you dont have to take it apart:wink:
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Richw911
Would love to fix my sqealling starter but I'm not on Facebook so cant open the link.
Can anyone tell me what it says please

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Thanks Daz,
thats a great guide

Offline dub whore

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ive had mine apart 3 times. f**k*r still squiles like a pig!!! even with a new one it started doing it after 3 months so i gave up in the end. :sad: :angry:

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