Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Lehigh Acres, FL
Next problem haha
I went to start the car this morning, and it wont crank. Only hear the starter solenoid clicking like it is trying to engage, but not making much of an effort. Did this couple of days ago, noticed old cable didn't look too good, and was actually broken at the terminal, hence the new cable.
Positive cable is tight at the starter bolt, tight at the battery, battery is fully charged. Only thing I did prior to all this was loosen the steering column in to adjust it after repalcing steering coupler (rag joint). Prior to that, car started fine. Now, the sloenoid wont cause engagement at the flywheel.
Although it is possible solenoid is the issue, seems coincidence that it worked before and not now. Yes, I know it has to die sometime, haha. I even tried shorting around the clutch safety switch, no change when trying to start car. What else could I be missing? Although this is an old starter, don't really want to replace things unnecessarily looking for a problem.