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Hey Everyone,

My Skoda is somewhat broken. On further inspection the motor, when given power, refuses to turn unless i give it a small twist and then its away. Until I stop and then restart and then, once again, it needs to help to get going again. Before I do anything rash like spray it with WD40 or something like that I though it best to ask the experts for some advice. Or is it time to drop a new engine in there and have done with it?

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Hi Mark
That could be caused by any one of a number of problems.
If Rob's suggestion doesn't work, another possibility is a pole failed.

As you turn the motor by hand you'll notice it clonks over from magnetic pole to pole 6 times a rev.
If it won't start, turn it one or two clonks and try again.
If it will start in some positions at not others, it may be repairable if you strip the motor down. If you are not into taking motors apart, then its time for a new motor.
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