As you can probably see from earlier posts I am really struggling to get the Red one back on the road as I cannot find a starter that meshes with the torque converter.
The car is 1993 3000GT Vin Z16A-0015379 (N/A auto 4WS.4WD pop up headlights) so I’m guessing its one of the last MK 1’s ?
The gearbox is excellent and car will start but only when the starter “catches” after couple of key turns and it runs perfectly. However the start sounds awful and will destroy the ring gear /starter with the noise its making.
I had this problem when the gearbox was refurbed about 2 years ago and that was caused by fitting Galant ring gear to torque converter which took a while to recognise ,but was solved immediately with Converter/flex and starter from Graham Roberts. However this time I have fitted a “matching set supposedly” and even though it worked perfectly on the donor , it wont on mine.
I am now thinking of changing complete gearbox /flex/torque/starter with a second hand unit from japattack in Scunthorpe but their unit is from a 95 car so not sure if it will fit.
My engine is a 6G72 and they have gearbox stamped W4A331UNQ1 SDE2074
any ideas where you can find what fits what.
Or if you can figure out what’s the cause of my prob and save me £500 I will pay for it .