Well, I got the starter put in and it is still not turning over. I'm bummed
and stumped. I will check to see that I am getting juice to the starter
from the ignition switch (the small wire) this weekend. Any other
suggestions what to check for. I am wondering if I wasted my money buying a
new starter and they said it was bad when it really wasn't. What should I
do if I do have juice on the small wire? How much juice should be going
there? Am I missing something simple? Battery is good, engine block ground
is cleaned, battery terms are cleaned, I cleaned all the wire terminals that
go to the starter. Help!?!
It definitely sounds like something is not firing the solenoid...
whether it's the solenoid or the ignition/start wire... I'm not
To test the starter, you can hook up the main battery cables.
Take a wire and connect it to the main positive, and touch it
to the positive terminal on the solenoid. If it works, it should
scare the crap out of you when the solenoid engages and the
starter turns over. Be carefull!
If that works, you know it's something with that starter wire
from the ignition. If it doesn't work, I think the solenoid
should be taken apart and you should grease the plunger. I've
never had to do that with a new/rebuild starter though.
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