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Old 09-05-2011, 08:47 AM
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The usual starter test has to be done with something touching the large terminal and the small one on the right side of it to make the starter engauge. If you do this and get nothing at the starter itself then it`s not getting any power. Which makes me move on to the next case, in usual instances when you turn the key and get nothing and you know everything is okay the solenoid is gone. Do this check, grab the terminals on the solenoid and see if any of them wiggle. If so you`ll need to tighten the nut on the terminal that`s against the solenoid body and hope the connection hasn`t broken internally. Also check the connection of the hot wire on the large terminal, going down the road one time with mine lose resulted in the car going dead because it lost all power. Also check the positive wire going from solenoid to starter, make sure it hasn`t burned through with corrosion anywhere. When you did the swap did you reconnect all the factory grounds on the firewall? Where is the ground ran from the batter to the engine?
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