My 89 Trooper refused to start the other day.
So... I pulled the starter, tested it. Solenoid is dead. Go to the auto
parts place, get a rebuilt starter. Put it in. Turn the key, no start.
Run a lead from the battery to the solenoid; starter turns over. Pull
relay, test relay. Relay is bad. Go to the auto parts place, get a
relay. Put it in. Turn the key, no start.
WTF? Get the meter out, relay tests good. Test voltages to relay, all
Pull lead from starter solenoid, put meter on it. Turn key, no juice.
Look in manual. There is a straight shot from relay to solenoid; no fuses
or fusible links. Check all fuses and links anyway; all good.
But still no juice at the solenoid lead. Before I just wire it straight
from the relay, does anyone know how the wire from the relay to the
Any ideas on what it could be? My money is on corroded/fried wiring...
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