[DMCForum] Re: Starter Issues
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[DMCForum] Re: Starter Issues



I am trying to remember back to when my starter went out. You will
need at least one other person to help you out, but I would suggest
putting a voltmeter to the different connections to the starter.

You will need the other person there to turn the key while you test to
make sure the solenoid is getting 12V and then passing the 12V to the
actual starter when the key is turned. Refer to the workshop manual to
find out the exact terminals you need to test for.

Since the shop you had your starter tested at says it works fine, it
maybe that the starter just is not getting and power due to an issue
elsewhere in the electrical system. Could be the starter unit
(solenoid included) is just not getting any power at all or an issue
when the key is turned, hence no power is being sent to the solenoid
to allow the starter motor to engage.

Hope this helps,
Ej

--- In DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "nbrommer2k" <nickbrom@xxxx> wrote:
> Hello list,
>
> Still having starting problems. Here's what I've done so far.
>
> 1) Removed starter and took it to an Auto Electronics shop. Guy said
> it tested fine, I could hear it spinning when he had it on his bench.
>
> 2) Gave a good cleaning to all connections on starter and the leads
> going to starter. Cleaned battery terminals and cables.
>
> 3) Reinstalled starter. Still won't fire. I turn the key and hear the
> relay clicking, but starter does not turn.
>
> 4) When I jump between the terminals on the starter, it spins but
> does not engage and turn the engine.
>
> 5) I interchanged the start inhibit relay (it's an auto) with the
> relay next to it (a/c illumination?), but with no different results.
>
> 6) Swore and scratched my head a little.
>
> Thoughts?
>
> Nick


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