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SOLENOID KICKIN OUT BUT STARTER NOT ENGAGING

STARTER SOLENOID KICKIN OUT AND CAN HEAR SPINNING BUT THE STARTER ITSELF DOES NOT SOUND LIKE IT IS KICKING OUT AND ENGAGING THE ENGINE THEREFORE THE ENGINE IS NOT TURNING OVER

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Starter clutch. Not uncommon on Suzuki. Not a budget killer if you can do it yourself. Get a service manual.

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SOURCE: solenoid just clicks and starter doesn't engage

Does your starter have a good ground now after the paint job??? If you jump from the battery to the starter side of the solenoid, do you get any results?

If you have good power and the starter is known good, your solenoid could be faulty.

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Posted on Jan 09, 2010

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