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Solenoid how do you know if it's bad?

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Apply 12 volts to the coil of the solenoid:a wire from both sides of the battery if the rod moves it's good
a solenoid is only a wire coil wrapped around a metal rod creating a magnet that either attracts or, repells the rod

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