Question about 1999 Volkswagen Beetle
Many times when I've tried to start the car, the ignition just "clicks" sporadically. It's like it tries to turn the engine, but the solenoid doesn't latch long enough to keep the starter motor running. I assumed that the solenoid was faulty, so I decided to replace the starter. So far, I've managed to get the bottom mounting bolt to the starter off, but the top one is giving me some major problems. On top of the bolt head is a threaded stud used to mount what appears to be a bonding plate for some other wires. Though I've managed to get the nut off the stud, I can't get the the bonding plate to slide off of the stud. It seems like there just isn't enough slack in the wires for the plate to slide off the stud. Am I going to have to disconnect the other end of every wire harnessed to that plate just so that I can get the plate off of the stud, or is there something I'm missing? This just seems like way, way too much unnecessary work just to change a starter.
They have a clip thats holding the wires in,undo the clip lift the wires out and slide it off the starter
Posted on Jan 20, 2009
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