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Starter clicks when trying to start it. Replaced starter 3 times even though it bench tested fine, replaced terminals, made sure engine not seized, at a loss...

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  • Amy Welker
    Amy Welker Mar 15, 2011

    Turns out the insulation in the ground was bad replaced that again and now it runs fine... Thank you.

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Hi,
You need to put a starter solenoid relay into the ignition system. This fault occurs when there is not enough voltage supply to the small terminal of the solenoid on the starter motor, causing is to click and not engage properly.
Have this checked and let me know if you need more help.
Thanks
Jason

Posted on Mar 15, 2011

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  • Amy Welker
    Amy Welker Mar 15, 2011

    I ran a wire directly off of the battery so it should be getting all the supply voltage that it needs.

  • Jason Maurirere
    Jason Maurirere Mar 15, 2011

    If it is getting the correct voltage to this terminal then you need to check the ring gears leading edge to ensure that the starer motors pinion can engage smoothly, if it has trouble engaging then this to won't allow proper engagement.
    You also want to check your ground cable and make sure this is got good continuity to the starter.

  • Jason Maurirere
    Jason Maurirere Mar 15, 2011

    Great,

    Glad I could help.

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