- Guatape, Colombia
Hello All... I am in Colombia with a 1991 Lider 1300 R4. This was an import car from France. When car is cold (remember it never gets below 60 degrees F here).. the starter motor initially just spins up without engaging on the first start of the day. After normally 4 to 6 tries, it finally engages and I get her started. The curious thing is that when the engine is hot, after the car has been driven a bit, the starter engages always the first time. In other words this problem only happens first start in the morning, after that it engages first time every time NEVER a problem. I really do not want to go through removing the starter motor until I have some ideas what to even look for. Normally I would say it is the solenoid but if so why only when the car is cold? Seems a solenoid problem would be present always? Any ideas would be greatly appreciated before I go into this project. I just installed a new battery, thought maybe this could have been a contributing factor, but was not the case.