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Starter Gone Bad -OR- Solenoid Gone Bad?

I have a 289 in my 67 Mercury Cougar. Today, after fueling up, my car wouldn't start, just out of the blue. I had full head-lights and dash lights, so I narrowed it down to the Starter or the Starter Solenoid. I put the car in park, turned the key to on position and by-passed the starter arching the two posts on the solenoid. It started. Is my starter shot, or is it the solenoid that's shot? I don't have the equipment to test it, so is their a simple trouble-shooting sequence I can perform to know what's wrong? Thanks!

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I would say it's the solenoid for sure!! Easy fix!!

Nice CAR!!!!

Posted on Feb 03, 2010

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