RE: [DML] Starting problem?
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RE: [DML] Starting problem?



Cory, 
It takes a small amount of current to activate the solenoid compared to the
large amount of current it transfers. Normally by the time the solenoid goes
bad the starter bearings and brushes are almost gone. Even though I sell
solenoids only I would advise buying a new or rebuilt starter. I have both
of them also, someone should have told you to replace the starter before you
put the headers on for exactly this reason. Even if it was working well at
the time you did, it is 20+ years old. Here is why the starter motor won't
turn over because the contacts on the solenoid are burned real bad.
http://www.specialtauto.com/delorean-parts/images/starter-solenoid-bad.jpg

John Hervey
DeLorean Auto Parts


  


-----Original Message-----
From: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Harold McElraft
Sent: Wednesday, February 21, 2007 6:59 PM
To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [DML] Starting problem?

I respect Dave's opinion and he may have alot more facts about your 
situation - but, are you ABSOLUTELY SURE your battery is fully 
charged??? I have seen my share of batteries that would activate the 
solenoid and not the starter. Do the headlights stay bright when you 
turn the key to start or do they go dim or out? They stay on = 
probably a bad solenoid. They go out or dim = probably the battery or 
a ground connection faulty.

Harold McElraft - 3354

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "coreysmoo" <coreysmoo@...> wrote:
>
> Thanks for the advice, everyone.
> 
> OK, from what I gather from various responses, the started soleniod 
> is bad because when I turn the key, I hear a click coming from the 
> relay behind the passenger seat, and I hear a click coming from 
back 
> by the engine.  Dave Swingle told me that if the solenoid clicks 
but 
> the car does not turn over, the solenoid is bad.
> 
> This raises a couple questions.
> 
> A.) Can I get the solenoid without buying a whole new starter?  But 
> on the same token, is it worth just replacing the whole starter?  
It 
> is the original.
> 
> B.) Is this something I can do myself?  I'm not too savvy when it 
> comes to electronics.
> 
> C.)  I have DMCH's performance exhaust.  The headers seem to travel 
> right over the starter.  Can I still get it out without taking off 
> my exhaust and making this a huge project?
> 
> Corey
> 2423
>




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