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Starter will not start

Where to tap the starter so it will start

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If it needs tapping it needs replacing or refurbishing. The body of the starter is steel and the solenoid is steel both areas are good. BUT the solenoid has plastic ends where the wiring is attached, DO NOT HIT THAT! If there is no noise from the starter at all, it sounds like the solenoid is sticking. Tapping is only a quick fix, it will get to the stage where that won't work

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