[DML] Re: Something is wrong
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[DML] Re: Something is wrong

Sounds like your starter needs replacing.  The starter soleniod is usually the problem. One 
day it works fine and the next time you go to start the car and nothing happens. The 
contacts inside the soleniod aren't making contact. This happens when one of the terminal 
studs doesn't make solid contact with the internal plunger. It causes the terminal stud to 
get hot and usually melts into the plastic cap which pulls away from the contactor bar 
inside. You can do a quick test  with a jumper cable and attach one end to the positive 
jumpstart connection and the other end to the righthand starter soleniod terminal. It is
the one with the wire that goes into the motor housing. Just touch it. It should spin the 
sarter motor but will not spin the engine,because the soleniod is not energized. 

The clicking you hear in the relay compartment is the start inhibit relay this sends power 
via the small white/red wire to the soleniod. their is an inline connection at the soleniod. 
you can verifiy power to the soleniod at that connection with a 12 V testlight.  You will 
need a helper to turn he ignition key to the start position momentarily. If that is good, it's 
your starter.  Time to call your favorite vender.   


Btw: the bad soleniod senerio has happened to me and a friend of mine.

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "stainless_dreams" <fwise3@xxxx> wrote:
> For some reason, my car will not turn over. I turn the key to the
> "start" position and some of the lights on the contol panel go out,
> and something in the fuse box area makes a clicking noise... The
> starter is getting 0 power, so nothing else is happening except the
> Idle Speed Controller comes on.   My battery is at 100% so I know that
> isnt the problem. Any ideas?
> Thank you,
> Freddie Wise (vin 16569)

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