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Solonoid Starter-- One Of-- Not Funtioning

PostPost by: twincamman » Fri Aug 20, 2004 9:10 pm

ok heres one i need help on ----the starter solonoid has one of these neeto push buttons to start the car on it -----but when i hook up the starter button from the dash to the solonoid there is a little grunt lot of smoke and a fried push button any ideas----[ :ph34r: other than its wired incorrectly] ed law
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PostPost by: types26/36 » Fri Aug 20, 2004 9:38 pm

Ed,
Are you saying it starts when pressing the solinoid button? if not is the starter motor jammed? a direct short in the starter motor?
Is it one of those round metal solinoids? could there be a short within the solinoid making the outter caseing "live" when energized from the ign switch?
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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Fri Aug 20, 2004 10:40 pm

is it taking the power to start the starter from the low powered ignition switch(wired incorrectly)
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PostPost by: twincamman » Sat Aug 21, 2004 2:04 am

she starts with the solonoid button may be a grownd problem/ ED
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PostPost by: twincamman » Thu Aug 26, 2004 12:01 am

:rolleyes: blew the budget and put a new one in====works a treat ed
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