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Testing Solenoid for Zoom 34

I have problems with my zoom 34 not getting any voltage from the battery to the starter. Although I have a fully charged battery, I have no voltage getting to the starter with the key turned. In my troubleshooting, it appears that all wiring converges under a plate under the seat and behind the fuel tank. What is the best way to get access to the wiring and solenoid to support my troubleshooting?

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SOURCE: New starter does not work

The spring on the starter motor helix is either stuck or broke, or the starter gear is jammed in the flywheel gear.

Take the cover off the starter motor and you can see the flywheel, starter gear, spring and helix shaft.

If its just stuck, free it up and spray some WD40 in there.

If the gear was jammed into the flywheel teeth then check for damage and wear. They are made from quite a soft metal and burrs can easily be filed and removed.

The "clunk" you are hearing is probably the starter solinoid. If you think its a more mechanical sound than that, it could be the starter taking up slack against a jammed gear.

If the engine runs file on a pull start, its unlikely to be a jammed gear/flywheel and more likely the spring is broke or the gear is stuck at the base of the helix.

If its none of those things and the clunk is the solinoid, then you will have to check to see if 12v is getting to the starter motor. If so, it might actually be the motor.

So, in order of likelyhood/checking:

1) spring stuck or broke
2) Gear jammed on helix
3) solonoid <-> motor electrics
4) gear jammed on flywheel

Its a good idea to keep in working - very sensible.

Posted on Jun 25, 2008

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A fully charged battery should read a minimum of 12.65, if it does not and connections and grounds are dirty then that's your problem. Start with a none fully charged battery.If you can bypass the solenoid and start it then the culprit is the solenoid. Good luck. donnyb60

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SOURCE: 2000 Mazda MPV-DX 2.5L V6 won't turn over just clicks.

yes it could be the starter next time it won't start give the starter motor a tap with a hammer or wheel brace also check where the small blade connector is there should be a fuse in line could be the problem hope this helps regards Jim

Posted on Apr 21, 2009

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SOURCE: The engine will not stay running (Ariens 34' Zoom)

a lawn mower is not much different than a car, you still need 3 things to make it run: fuel, electricity, and a spark. you say it doesnt stay running, Before trying to make any repairs, ensure that you are using the correct fuel, also make sure the fuel lines are not leaking or crimped. if the lines seem fine, check the fuel filter and/ or fuel pump. though the mower is new, they can still have faulty componets.

Posted on Aug 16, 2009

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SOURCE: My VW Golf 1.6 will not start.

If when you turn the key to start and the solenoid wire (small wire) gets current, check and make sure you have a good ground. If you do the starter is bad. Replace the starter and your problem will be solved.

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Removing the starter on a 2008 Saturn Vue XE 2.4L


Starter Motor Replacement (LE5 2.4L and LAT-2.4L)

Removal Procedure

1. Disconnect the battery negative cable. Refer to Battery Negative Cable Disconnection and Connection (With LAT-2.4L) ( See: Vehicle Lifting > Procedures > Lifting and Jacking the Vehicle) .

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3. Disconnect the starter motor electrical connector (3).
4. Remove the starter solenoid BAT terminal nut (4).
5. Remove the battery positive cable terminal (1) and engine harness terminal (2) from the starter motor.

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6. Remove the starter motor bolts.
7. Remove the starter motor from the vehicle.



Installation Procedure

1. Position the starter motor to the vehicle.

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Notice: Refer to Fastener Notice ( See: Vehicle > Vehicle Damage Warnings > Fastener Notice) .


Important: Hand tighten all bolts before finalizing any torques.


2. Install the starter motor bolts.

Tighten the bolts to 43 N.m (32 lb ft).


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3. Install the engine harness terminal (2) and the battery positive cable terminal (1) to the starter motor. Ensure that the battery positive cable terminal anti-rotation feature is aligned correctly.
4. Install the starter solenoid BAT terminal nut (4).

Tighten the nut to 15 N.m (11 lb ft).

5. Connect the starter motor electrical connector (3).

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Jul 08, 2017 | Saturn Cars & Trucks

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97 catera will not start. No sound, no clicking and I just shut it off after driving.


Make sure battery has a full charge and battery connections all good. The starter motor solenoid, has two voltage circuits, one comes from the battery, hot all the time. The other goes hot with key in the crank position and is wired through the neutral switch/ tranny range sensor then to the starter solenoid. The starter motor grounds through the engine block.
Note the wiring diagram and applicable fuse. Any testing at starter motor make sure tranny is in park or neutral and parking brake is set.
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Mar 08, 2017 | Cars & Trucks

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Turn key, solenoid whines does not turn over, ground wire from battery gets hot.touched cable directly to pos term and starter, nothing happened.


Check the battery is fully charged, clean the battery posts and terminals, with a volt meter check for battery voltage on the battery side of the starter solenoid , if ok check for battery voltage on starter side of solenoid while starter engaged , if no voltage replace solenoid, if voltage fault in starter motor.

Jun 26, 2015 | Cars & Trucks

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Replaced starter solenoid, battery new and fully charged, will not turn over. anyone have a suggestion what to do next? money tight, need to do myself.


Hi Tiff , you need to do some voltage testing ,this is the best way to find out what is wrong ! It's called voltage drop testing ! You have a battery , a starter an battery cables connecting the two ! Battery cables can corrode inside the insulation where you can't see it ! You need a volt meter to do it , you can buy one for $ 10.00 at radio shack or a auto parts store ! I will send a link for a youtube video on how to do it . Does the starter click when you try to start it ? Voltage Drop Testing Voltage Drop Test Delco Remy Tech Tip

Apr 07, 2015 | Cars & Trucks

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I have a 1989 560sec everything on but starter wont turn over any suggestions?


If everything else works { lights, radio etc } then check the connection at your starter.

Aug 17, 2014 | Cars & Trucks

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Need instructions on how wires attach to solenoid


One large wire to one large stud, the other large wire to the other large stud, and the small wire to the little side screw.

Jun 07, 2014 | Ariens Zoom 42 In 165 HP Briggs Stratton...

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1999 GMC Sonoma 2.2L will not start.


What is wrong????????? That would be a guess on anyones part here ! Testing the electrical circuits involved would be the proper way to diagnose this no start problem ! Using a volt meter an wiring diagram to check voltage at different point's in the starter circuit . voltage drop testing ! Plus knowing how the starter system works !
Starter Circuit Operation
Voltage is applied at all times to the ignition switch from the IGN A fuse through CKT 42 (RED). When the ignition switch is turned to the START position, voltage is applied to the CRANK fuse through CKT 5 (YEL). From the CRANK fuse , voltage is either applied to the clutch pedal position switch (M/T) or the park/neutral position switch (A/T) through CKT 806 (PPL). When either the clutch is disengaged (M/T) or the transmission is in park or neutral (A/T), voltage is applied to the coil of the starter relay through CKT 1035 (PPL/WHT). Since the starter relay is permanently grounded at ground G102 through CKT 150 (BLK), the starter relay energizes.
Voltage is applied at all times to the starter relay contacts from IGN A fuse through CKT 42 (RED). When the starter relay energizes, the starter relay contacts close, and voltage is applied to the starter motor solenoid. Since the starter motor solenoid is permanently case grounded, the starter motor solenoid will energize two coils. The pull-in winding coil energizes in order to pull the starter motor solenoid contacts closed. When the contacts close, a plunger on the contacts causes the pull-in winding coil circuit to open. The hold-in winding coil then holds the starter motor solenoid contacts closed. Voltage is then applied to the starter motor from the battery through CKT 1 (RED) and the closed contacts of the starter motor solenoid. Since the starter motor is also permanently case grounded, the starter motor will run until the ignition switch is moved out of the START position. When this happens, a spring in the starter motor solenoid moves the starter motor solenoid contacts and the plunger back to the rest position.


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1988 460 motorhome starting problem


When its hooked up, you should be able to put 12 volts on the little stud on the solenoid and it should start. One large stud will have 12 volts on it, so just jump it right there. Did you get the wires in the right place. The solenoid should have 1 large wire going down to the starter. Be sure the battery cables are clean and tight ( both ends) Check battery voltage when cranking, should go to 10-11 volts. Check voltage between negative terminal on battery and engine, should be ZERO when cranking. The solenoid has 2 large studs, make sure the battery positive wire and all the other wires are hooked to this stud, the other large stud should just have the wire going to the starter.

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1232 sport zoom won't start, starter will not turn over engine


it sounds like the brushes in the starter are fubar. the starter is the problem.

Dec 15, 2009 | Ariens 34 In. Zoom Series Riding Mower

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WHEN I TURN THE KEY ON MY SNAPPER HYDRO IT CLICKS IN THE SOLENOID BUT WON'T TURN STARTER . NEW BATTERY AND SOLENOID BUT IT WON'T START.


If the battery is good and fully charged, it should turn over. If you have a pull rope as well as the starter, make sure the engine will rotate. If not, you can do the same thing by placing your hand on the air vent screen on top and twisting the air screen. If the starter was hung up, usually the solenoid won't click. Have your battery tested, make sure that it is fully charged. Although unlikely, the solenoid could be bad. I'm betting it's the battery charge.
Best regards, --W/D--

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