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Old 07-12-2005, 11:01   #1 (permalink)
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starting prob 99 E150

vehicle doesn't start with turn of key. Have to 'hot wire'
by running a wire from the positive term. of battery to a terminal on the
starter solenoid.(key in the run position) Someone said the prob IS the
solenoid, but if that
were so shouldn't it not start at all?

thanks
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Old 07-13-2005, 02:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: starting prob 99 E150

Replace solenoid.

"D" <das@petsparc.duhs.duke.edu> wrote in message
news:Pine.GSO.4.60.0507121342270.26192@petite.duhs.duke.edu...
> vehicle doesn't start with turn of key. Have to 'hot wire'
> by running a wire from the positive term. of battery to a terminal on the
> starter solenoid.(key in the run position) Someone said the prob IS the
> solenoid, but if that were so shouldn't it not start at all?
>
> thanks



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Old 07-13-2005, 02:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: starting prob 99 E150

"D" wrote: 1999 E150 STARTING PROBLEM

Vehicle doesn't start with turn of key. Have to 'hot wire'
by running a wire from the positive term. of battery to a
terminal on the starter solenoid.(key in the run position.)

Someone said the problem is the solenoid.
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Your hot wire test shows that the solenoid works properly
when its start terminal is energized with 12V current.

The problem is somewere else; current is not getting to
the terminal under normal operation. Some of the things
that prevent start current from getting to the solenoid:

1.) Corroded/frayed wire connection at the solenoid terminal.
2.) Transmission park/neutral interlock switch defective/open.
3.) Ignition switch start position open/burned out/defective.

Good luck.

Wendy & John.
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Old 07-13-2005, 02:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: starting prob 99 E150

Wendy & John wrote:
> "D" wrote: 1999 E150 STARTING PROBLEM
>
> Vehicle doesn't start with turn of key. Have to 'hot wire'
> by running a wire from the positive term. of battery to a
> terminal on the starter solenoid.(key in the run position.)
>
> Someone said the problem is the solenoid.
> ______________________________________________
>
> Your hot wire test shows that the solenoid works properly
> when its start terminal is energized with 12V current.
>
> The problem is somewere else; current is not getting to
> the terminal under normal operation. Some of the things
> that prevent start current from getting to the solenoid:
>
> 1.) Corroded/frayed wire connection at the solenoid terminal.
> 2.) Transmission park/neutral interlock switch defective/open.
> 3.) Ignition switch start position open/burned out/defective.
>
> Good luck.
>
> Wendy & John.
> ______________________________________________

i would say transmission neutral interlock switch
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