Problem Starting Old Proton Iswara

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I own an old Proton Iswara manual 1.5. At times, I have problem starting the engine. It gives a tick sound but it doesn't work. I need to turn the key a few times to get it running. My car has already installed with a starter relay long time ago. In fact, I have just replaced a new relay. But the problem still persists.

I read somewhere that by giving a knock on the starter could probably fix the problem; that if the starter has no problem. Could someone tell me where exactly where is the starter? And by the way how much is a new Proton starter?
 

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Could be starter but the way you described sounds exactly like what I used to experience on my wira. I thought it was the starter but turned out to be the ignition switch. Had to turn it several times before it will start. Was okay after the switch got replaced.

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One way to check is when next time it wont start, check to see if relay got triggered
 

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If you knock the starter and it can start then probably the starter problem already. Usually switch problem adding relay can help unless the switch really gone.....
 

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I know where the replay as I have just replaced a brand new one. I will give it a try as suggested. It is the starter which I am not too sure where is it located.
 

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I know where the replay as I have just replaced a brand new one. I will give it a try as suggested. It is the starter which I am not too sure where is it located.
I am probably reading this wrong. Did you say you do not know where the starter is located? Looks like this ...

 

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I know where the replay as I have just replaced a brand new one. I will give it a try as suggested. It is the starter which I am not too sure where is it located.
Should be located between engine and firewall under your inlet manifold. Follow your relay wire, and it will lead you to the starter....:driver:
 

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I changed the carbon brush inside the starter couple of years ago. costs bout Rm60, but not many mechanics willing to do it.
alternatively u could source a used one from halfcut shop, ensure to give the exact model, cc & year of your car.
 

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I changed the carbon brush inside the starter couple of years ago. costs bout Rm60, but not many mechanics willing to do it.
alternatively u could source a used one from halfcut shop, ensure to give the exact model, cc & year of your car.
Half cut ones sometimes not reliable also.....:banghead:
 

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Most of the time the solenoid is kaput.
some specialist shop to sell solenoid seperately.
most shop sell as a set with starter.
For kenari,solenoid cost abt rm60-70.starter set cost abt rm 120-150.

Recon starter set is the same as half cut set.its a 50/50 gamble.
 

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Most of the time the solenoid is kaput.
some specialist shop to sell solenoid seperately.
most shop sell as a set with starter.
For kenari,solenoid cost abt rm60-70.starter set cost abt rm 120-150.

Recon starter set is the same as half cut set.its a 50/50 gamble.
That depends on what type of recon. Taking a half cut and clean it up as recon then no difference.
If recon as in take apart, clean and change the parts then definitely is better.
So far I have used half cut alternator, lasting one week, second one about two weeks. Recon ones up to 2 years. My starter now also recon and even my air con compressor. Compressor so far already 3 years plus, so I am ok with reson.... :driver:
 

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Hey, now it is working perfectly. Just a turn of the key and starts right away. The brand new relay is the solution. :burnout:Thank you guys for your tips and time.