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My salenoid on my starter motor is getting hot can someone please assist me.

Hey my name is Louis. i have a small problem regarding my starter motor on a Mk1 gholf. i have refurbished it and put everything back as to where i took it of. problem i have now is that as soon as i connect the wires the salenoid gets extremely hot and it does not want to work at all. iam thinking theres a grounding problem because only live wires would cause the extreme heat. Could someone please assist me into telling me what to do.

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Not a ground problem, the starter grounds to the block when you bolt it on. You put a wire in the wrong place, allowing the current to flow through the solenoid and ground to the block without the load from the component. I would suggest you take it to a starter and alternator repair shop and they should be able to figure out what went wrong, if you haven't already fried the wires.

Posted on May 10, 2014

Testimonial: "lol we do mechanical repairs before this starter i done 3 others and they all work perfectly well. i even tested it with direct current from the battery using jumper leads it does not even want to crank up by pushing the pendix foward as if it would to crank the motor up"


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