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I am new to the wonderful world of Ferrari with a recent purchase of an 88 Testarossa. After a short drive and stop - we were not able to restart? The starter seems to crank freely. I may get 2 or 3 engine cranks then the starter seems to spin freely again? No engine noise - (like valves hitting pistons).

Do the testarossas have starter problems - or am I facing @ a bigger issue?

I will finally have time this weekend to look a little deeper into the issus - thanks for any advice on where to start.
 

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Firstly welcome marcinhay! Congratulations on acquiring such a great car. Pls post any pix or info like colours, etc here too!

Could this just be a battery problem? A free-spinning starter indicates that it hasn't engaged the flywheel teeth. I'm not sure about the TR but most starters require a minimum rotational speed and/or battery voltage to get (and keep) teeth engagement. A new or recharged battery may fix, otherwise maybe the starter/solenoid unit needs cleaning/adjustment to get the proper throw of the pinion. These are probably the easier fixes! :eek:
 

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Welcome here,

I'm not that technical, but I'm sure somebody here can help you. Let us see some pics of your car :)

Greets

Bob Hagendijk
 

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Thanks for the response - we got her started, but seem to have an electrical issue or ? Does not have the full power - it revs fine but when driving, feels like its running on 6 cylinders?

Also - does anyone know if you can chrome the OEM Wheels or what aftermarkets are available for the center spindle wheels?
 

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