2002 Laguna V6 3.0 litre, auto. Starter motor question
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    Default 2002 Laguna V6 3.0 litre, auto. Starter motor question

    2002 Laguna V6 3.0 litre, auto.

    Hello members, I have a Laguna as noted above, NZ new, lovely car with the usual electrical quirks to keep me on my toes.

    The current issue regards the starter motor which is not turning over. I want to remove the unit to look at repair or replacement, and wondered as I begin if anyone has any tips on the best way to extract the starter, even its location!

    I have seen someone ask this and be told "get a Haynes Manual" - sadly this engine is not covered in the manual, and Google has not yet turned up anything useful.

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    With thanks in advance for any wisdom out there!

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    I believe the Goon of that vintage shared the V6 with the Pugs therefore this thread may assist. Read all the posts before you begin as there is some good commentary in the latter ones from people who actually did it (posts 19 and 21). Apparently it can be done from under the car in 15 minutes!

    406 coupe v6 starter motor

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    Bob posted some links to Laguna V6 instruction manuals on the internet, some time back, they are a great source of information. I don't have time to go looking at the moment, but a search might provide. Some were on his Dropbox account and links may now have expired.

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    Gentelmen, you fill me with hope - I'm off the shed for my tools, I'll report back after the obligatory loss of skin.Thank you.

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    Thank you Dave, This did the trick, not exactly as described but close enough to be a good guide. It took me longer that 15 minutes and some removal was needed from the top in order to release the exhaust and make space to unbolt the starter, but all straightforward - apart from a couple of seized threads. Again, thanks. Cheers, Rob

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    Hi Ken, thank you for replying. I have achieved some success with removal, now for repair/replacement etc ...

    Meanwhile, I have searched for Bob's links without success. This may be because the links have gone, or just my lack expertise! If you get a chance to point me any closer I'd be most grateful.

    Cheers,

    Rob

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    Cheers Rob.
    It's always nice to get feedback.
    Enjoy the engine, they're smooth as silk (when the coil packs are working).

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    Helpers all,

    Merci!

    I found a starter on eBay, brand (Valeo) new in Berlin, NZ$180 delivered.

    After some sweat and loss of skin the car is once more mobile. My word, what a difference a lively starter makes, only now do I realise how ill the old one was. Yes, lovely smooth ride has been restored.

    Now, I wonder what it will do next .....

    Thanks


    Rob

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