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Starter problem A "mechanic" told me that the solenoid on my starter is not working. Where is the solenoid and how hard is it to take the starter out. Can the solenoid be fixed without buying a new starter.

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No. need to buy a new starter. get a chiltons or haynes manual for your vehicle. it will tell you every step to fixing any problem with your vehicle. found at any parts store

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