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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-14-09, 09:28 PM Thread Starter
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Voltage to starter

I have a 97 Crown Vic. The starter or solenoid started to hang up (not start) I found that the solenoid has about 1.5 volts to it when everything is off. This is slowly draining my battery, Any idea where this is comming from?

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Re: Voltage to starter

Unless I'm mis-understanding your post, the positive cable goes straight to the solenoid, so you should have 12v all the time. (on the hot side)
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Re: Voltage to starter

The non 12 volt side of the solonoid........I have a constant 5 volts from the ignition to the range sensor and 2 volts by the time I get to the solonoid, why is the ignition putting out the 5 volts, which drains the battery.
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Re: Voltage to starter

I have replaced the ignition switch on the stearing col. and still I have about 2 volts down on the solonoid, (not he battery side) Any Ideas, please help....Its draining my battery after a couple of days of sitting. I have checked my alt. and its fine...Thanks
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Re: Voltage to starter

check starter relay.
or put voltmeter on the solenoid and start removing relay's one by one. whenever voltage drops - you got it.
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