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    Default Need some help!!!!

    I have a problem with my VectraC A strong Plastic/Metal burning smell coming from the back of the engine bay with a strange ticking/whirring noise also coming from the back of the engine bay. Whilst parked up a passing bloke said it smelt like the starter motor as it had just happened on his Merc.

    Does this sound like the starter or could it be something more sinister?

    Any ideas would be helpful, I can order the starter of e-bay at half the cost of the stealers!

    Cheers all!

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    What engine you got mate?


    Bye bye Vec B
    - Hello Siggy!

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    Starter or alternator, if is it the starter sticking on, better make sure your insurance covers Fire cos it will catch as they are not designed to spin at 2000+ rpm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaux-Man-G View Post
    What engine you got mate?
    2.0 DTi 04 plate.

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    The ticking whirring noise, could it be the pulley on its way out? Common problem on these! Unsure of the burning though, that does point to the starter!


    Bye bye Vec B
    - Hello Siggy!

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    Thankyou all!! Starter ordered!

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