I want to test the fusible links at the starter and at the
battery. I have a voltmeter. My plan is to disconnect the wires attaching to
the starter, and touch the positive lead from the tester to each wire, and
the neg lead to a ground, and see if there is voltage with key on, key off, and
in "start" position, for each wire.
Is this a safe way to test the fusible links? I don't want to cut any wires if
I can avoid it. The links at the starter are just one inch long rubber things,
and seem to be builtin to the wire, no place to disconnect / replace them other
than cutting them out.
I've heard the links would be visibly "toast" if they were bad, and these
all look perfect, so am I wasting my time testing them ?