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Old 11-22-2005, 12:01   #1 (permalink)
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solenoid stress

I have a '93 Tempo that wouldn't start. A friend showed me in was the
solenoid so I changed it. It started fine but after I shut it off and
tried to start it again, no dice. The next day I started it in the
morning, drove around the block and shut it off. It won't start again. Any
suggestions?

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Old 11-22-2005, 13:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: solenoid stress

"hazen" <hezues@hotmail.com> wrote:

> I have a '93 Tempo that wouldn't start. A friend showed me in was the
> solenoid so I changed it. It started fine but after I shut it off and
> tried to start it again, no dice. The next day I started it in the
> morning, drove around the block and shut it off. It won't start again.
> Any suggestions?
>
>


not enough info!

HOW did he show you it was the solenoid?

If he rapped on it, OR jumped across it, that showed ME it might ALSO be
Brushes in the starter.

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Old 11-22-2005, 13:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: solenoid stress

He showed me by putting a screwdriver between the two bolts on his solenoid
in his van. His started to turn over, mine didn't

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Old 11-22-2005, 16:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: solenoid stress

"hazen" <hezues@hotmail.com> wrote:

> He showed me by putting a screwdriver between the two bolts on his
> solenoid in his van. His started to turn over, mine didn't
>
>


battery terminal corrosion would also do that

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Old 11-22-2005, 16:01   #5 (permalink)
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Re: solenoid stress


"hazen" <hezues@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:088aa5d9d881f25dc5e72c2cf0254d8d@localhost.talkaboutautos.com...
> He showed me by putting a screwdriver between the two bolts on his
> solenoid
> in his van. His started to turn over, mine didn't
>

starters can be an elusive thing, for the longest time a jump (giving it
14.4 instead of ~12.5v ) would do the trick to get mine started when it
wouldn't, which was only after driving..cold it was fine, warm it would act
like a dead battery, even though I had over 12v..
broke down and replaced the starter with a prayer, works great to this day..


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Old 11-22-2005, 16:01   #6 (permalink)
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Re: solenoid stress

If yours didn't start to turn over when the solenoid was shorted, it was a
sure indication that the problem WASN'T the solenoid. The starter solenoid
is a switch that does with a solenoid what you did with the screwdriver.

You either have a bad connection at the battery or starter, or the starter
is bad.

CJB

"hazen" <hezues@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> He showed me by putting a screwdriver between the two bolts on his

solenoid
> in his van. His started to turn over, mine didn't
>



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Old 11-22-2005, 16:01   #7 (permalink)
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Re: solenoid stress

"CJB" <brown_family@cox.net> wrote:

> If yours didn't start to turn over when the solenoid was shorted, it
> was a sure indication that the problem WASN'T the solenoid. The
> starter solenoid is a switch that does with a solenoid what you did
> with the screwdriver.
>
> You either have a bad connection at the battery or starter, or the
> starter is bad.
>


IIIRC, you can see and touch the starter from under hood... if rapping it
with heavy wrench causes it to start > bad starter brushes.


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