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Old 06-04-2011, 10:24 AM
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stripped solenoid post

has anyone out there ever fixed a stipped post on solenoid? i read about a selftapping repair stud, but cant find where to get it. any suggestions?

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Yes i am sure it can be done but what is the solenoid of of . chevy/ford or what ? i have used some of those little locking nut's before and it worked out.
they just kind of thread there self as they go on. Can't remember the exact word for them though.



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Dorman may have something.
http://www.dormanproducts.com/
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I have got reman starters before with those things on the stud, pretty lame fix. Buy a new solenoid.
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has anyone out there ever fixed a stipped post on solenoid? i read about a selftapping repair stud, but cant find where to get it. any suggestions?
"Traditional" GM starter solenoids are reparable, but you need to remove the starter and use another stud in place of the stripped one.

Shown below is the inside of the solenoid cover. The arrows point to the contacts that are also the large copper studs that protrude through the cover that you connect to the power cable and to the starter motor, as well as the other smaller silver colored stud used to connect the ignition resistor bypass wire and the wire from the ignition switch to, seen in between the copper colored contacts (one of those is missing).

If you have a non points-type ignition, only one of the smaller terminals is used (some solenoids are only equipped w/one small terminal for the ignition switch), so simply take the good "spare" terminal (if it's there) and use it to replace the stripped terminal. Reinstall the bad one in place of the one you use to keep dirt and water out of the solenoid. Or take a terminal from a spare solenoid.

The studs/terminals can be rotated 180 degrees to use the fresh, unused side of the contacts. This trick will effectively double the useful life of an ordinary solenoid, and if carefully resurfaced, the contacts/solenoid will last even longer. If you have stripped out the female threaded hole in the large copper terminal that connects to the motor (6 o'clock position), the hole will need to be retapped using a metric tap and screw to fit, possibly a self tapping screw or replace that stud entirely.


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I was going to post that GM/Ford solenoids are cheap, just replace it. Then I checked the price on RockAuto. When the heck did price of a Delco starter solenoid get to be $41!!!!
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silinoyeds are fairly cheep i replaced my 2 days ago it was like i think 7 or 8 dollars so if i was you i would just go ahed and chang it
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"Traditional" GM starter solenoids are reparable...
IF you are working on that type solenoid, that is.


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