On or around Tue, 6 Sep 2005 07:39:24 +0000 (UTC), beamendsltd
<firstname.lastname@example.org> enlightened us thusly:
>If read your description right, it shounds like the small lead to the
>solenoid has come off. It's under the turbo and a bugger to get at
>(and a bit painful if the turbo is hot!).
sometimes get similar symptoms from stuck non-contacting brushes in the
starter motor. Cured, of course, by hitting it with a hammer...
the pre-engaged type starters tend to earth the solenoid through the motor,
I know not why, and as a result, if the brushes aren't contacting in the
motor, the solenoid won't engage.
oh, and the proper cure is to take the motor out, strip the brush housing,
clean the brushholders, replace brushes if necessary, and replace the seals
which let the crud in in the first place.
Hammer is easier.
Austin Shackles. www.ddol-las.net
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