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Hi there.

I have a 1999 (pre-leader) ET4. Driving home from work and it started making a really loud whirring noise when i revved it up. stopped and let it sit for a minute and it wouldnt start, starter turned but would not catch, or caught and died again. The kick start lever doesnt engage with anything, it just turn, there is a slight grinding noise.

Anyone know what might be wrong with it? I'd greatly appreciate any suggestions...
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Almost for certain, the inner splines on the outer variator pulley have given up the ghost. Open the transmission case and check. May have been caused by a seizing (worn out) belt, but can happen at any time.
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that sounds likean expensive fix. is there that can be done for that?
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If it's just the outer variator pulley, not an expensive part. The actual replacing might be expensive-ish if you don't DIY. Say 30 mins labour *if that is all it is*.
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thanks jim. I'l get my mechanic mate to have a look at her.
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