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Ageing father having issues with garage over "wrong size" starter motor fitted during COVID period

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#1 LeeStorey1983UK

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Posted 26 May 2020 - 05:44 PM

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My father recently bought a car with a faulty starter motor (the seller was honest). He has told me he has taken the car to the garage and the mechanic fitted the "wrong size" starter motor and now there is a water leak.

 

He told me that he sent a friend to check the progress during the repair who overheard the mechanic say that if he tried to fit the one he was trying to fit it might "crack the water pipe." The car has since developed a water leak. When challenged, the mechanic has suggested there is nothing he can do and can only suggest my dad use some anti leak fluid and drive 30 miles.

 

I've suggested another garage for him to take the car to for a second opinion but until then, does any of this sound feasible?

 

I know this mechanic usually uses EuroCarParts and he has since sent the old unit back for the surcharge. Whether he used Euro's this time, I don't know. But the starter motor is available at ECP. Anyone know of any issues with their starter motor sizes for this vehicle?

 

Otherwise, it seems difficult to source this part as it is no longer manufactured by Ford. Any idea where else to get one?

 

I would like to get him back on the road as he works as my disabled mother's carer, he's getting on a bit himself, he isn't the best with cars (neither am I) and he could probably do without the stress at the moment.

 

So any help at all is really appreciated.

 

Thanks!


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Posted 26 May 2020 - 05:58 PM

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Here are the part numbers for starter motors.

 

As a general rule ECP should be avoided as they are renowned for supplying incorrect parts for rarer cars, or selling one item when the manufacturer offered several choices.

 

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Posted 26 May 2020 - 07:42 PM

Double Check if this is right one https://www.ebay.co....R0AAOSwYIxX91od


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Posted 26 May 2020 - 07:54 PM

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Double Check if this is right one https://www.ebay.co....R0AAOSwYIxX91od

That’s for a five speed. There is another listed for a six speed ending 6127.


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Posted 26 May 2020 - 08:30 PM

Hi

 

Regarding the water leak, is there a rigid pipe close enough that an incorrect starter would wear through?

 

Peter


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Posted 26 May 2020 - 09:13 PM

 

Double Check if this is right one https://www.ebay.co....R0AAOSwYIxX91od

That’s for a five speed. There is another listed for a six speed ending 6127.

 

Only a used one from Fordspares (mondeospares)

 https://www.ebay.co....asAAOSw2QZexQ4f


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Posted 11 June 2020 - 10:42 AM

My 3.0 mondog is on it's 3rd starter motor..at about £180 a pop..funny thing is the last time it gave out the clutch went 2 months later...how the hell have they managed to fit the "wrong one"..
And they have cracked your water pump..bloody duff garage your using there mate...
Ps...my excellent mechanic has not long got over a heart attack,his first one..
Personally i would'nt be keen on letting a mechanic under 40 yrs near my mondog..
All the best mech's are in my opinion are over 50 yrs of age..mine is a great fella and say's he is missing work while recuparating. Think he is 63 ...alway's fixe's and mot's my mondog and alway's spot on..

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