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Spring start up new charged battery turn ignition no lights no activity to starter. hot cable to starter it works. is solenoid bad?

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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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try taking an insulated screw driver and jumping across both terminals on the solenoid, if the engine turns over, the solenoid is bad and will need to be replaced

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There won't be any voltage going to the starter until the key is turned to 'start' with the brake locked down. And to check that, you need to disconnect the wire to the starter. I would first check the current going to the solenoid when the switch is turned to start by disconnecting the insulated wire going to the bottom of the solenoid and hooking a test light or voltmeter to it and turn key to start. Again the clutch/brake pedal has to be held/locked down. If there is power going to the solenoid but not to the starter, it's a bad solenoid. Hope I've explained this so you can understand. Dwain

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Could be, but test each item with your tester. Test key switch (12V in and 12 V out when turned to start., operator present switch 12V in 12V out (seat) Clutch switch, etc. till finally you test for 12V on the small terminal on the starter solonoid. Happy testing!

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First find the starter solenoid. Take an old screwdriver (one that you don't mind damaging) jump across the two main terminals. The start should engage. Next see if the solenoid getting power to it trigger terminal. If it is there replace the solenoid. If not then try applying 12v to the trigger if the solenoid now engages the starter you have either a safety switch that is inoperative or a bad ignition switch.

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Well, looking at the schematic, there is the IGN A (Fuse 6) in the under-hood fuse block feeding power to both the ignition switch and to the NO contact of the starter relay. Turning the ignition switch to the START position sends this voltage thru the CRANK (Fuse 8) in the instrument panel fuse block and thru the PARK/NEUTRAL position switch, thru the starter relay coil to ground. This should activate the Starter relay and pass voltage to the starter solenoid to ground, activating it. One the starter solenoid activates, batter power is sent to the starter motor, activating it. If, as you say, the fuses are good, the starter relay was replaced and is good, and the Park/Neutral position switch was replaced and is good, then then only items left are the ignition switch itself, the starter solenoid/motor, or the wiring of the circuit.

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If the problem began when (or soon after) installing the new starter, start checking there. Ensure that all cables to the starter are tight. As a second possibility, if the new starter was actually a rebuilt replacement, the solenoid could be faulty. (I went through three rebuilt starters on my son's truck until we got one that worked properly.)

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It won't start: new battery, have lights, it just clicks when you turn the ignition switch

you mean it wont crank, it must crank to start.
1: bad starter system
2: weak battery even a new battery can be weak.
if you dont charge it first.
or if it starts ok then wont later, that means cars charge system failure.

can you jump start engine? with jumper cables.
that be a big clue there, proving starter works but battery was weak.
if the battery is fully charged.
you can hot wire the starter solenoid, (tiny terminal)
if car cranks now, the key start wire is failing.
A/T or M/T tranny? both use different path here....??????

if you cant hot wire it, then that means the stater is bad
the cables bad or the battery is not really connected.
or possible the engine is seized, can you hand turn over the engine at the front crank bolt (CW , facing rear, in neutral)
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Car wont start after i had a flat battery au falcon v8 no tick over nothing all fuses seem to be fine there is power to the rest of the car but nothing to start the car also the brake light comes on when...

If your battery is fully charged, then it sounds like one of the connections are loose or corroded, or a bad fusible link at the starter solenoid.

If this is an older ford, mid 70's or older then the solenoid is located out under the hood usually on the passenger side fender area, and the POS. (+) battery cable will lead straight to it.

There are two main (large connectors) on the solenoid, and there is one or two smaller connectors on the solenoid.

All of your hot wires to the vehicle should be connected with the POS. (+) battery cable and connected with a nut (usually a 1/2 inch nut) on one side of the solenoid (large connection), and the cable to the starter should be the only thing connected to the other side of the solenoid (other large connection).

There should also be one or two other small wires with push on connectors, one is from the ignition switch and has power to it when you turn the ignition switch to the start position. This is usually a red or orange wire with a white stripe, and should be connected to the "S" connector on the solenoid. The other wire if it has it (not on all vehicles) will usually be dark green or black with a white stripe and it should be connected to the "I" connector on the solenoid.

1. Connect a test light to a good ground.

2. Pull the wire off of the solenoid "S" connector and place the end of the test light into the end of the wire connector and turn the ignition switch to the start position, the test light should light up when the key is in the start position.

If the test light does light up with the key in the start position then it is the solenoid or the starter that has a problem.

Use a piece of 10 GA. or 12 GA. wire and jumper between the battery cable side of the solenoid, and the "S" connector on the solenoid, if the starter works then there is a poor connection on the battery cable side of the solenoid (clean and tighten the connections there), or a burned up fusible link on the battery cable side of the solenoid, or the ignition switch itself is bad.

If the test light does not light up when the key is in the start position, and all of the connectors are clean and tight, and all of the fusible links are good on the battery cable side of the solenoid, then the ignition switch is the problem.

Use the wire to jumper between the battery cable side of the solenoid straight across to the other side of the solenoid to the cable that goes down to the starter, if the starter works then the solenoid is the problem, if the starter does not work being directly jumped then the starter is the problem.

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There is a "starter" solenoid that closes when the ignition key is turned to the start position.
Follow the positive (red) battery cable from the battery post to the solenoid. If you have a 12 volt test light or volt meter, check to see if you have 12 volts on the battery side of the solenoid then turn the key to the start position and see if you have 12 volts on the starter side of the solenoid.
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Initially, it might be the starting solenoid or ignition switch.

A backgrounder on the starter system. The starter system is initiated at the ignition switch when the key is turned to start. At this point, the ignition switch then provides +12VDC to a starter relay (if the vehicle has got one) but more often straight to the starting solenoid. The relay is but a remote switch with slightly higher amperage capacity. The starter relay then engages and supplies +12VDC to the staring solenoid. The starting solenoid then performs two (2) functions. It provides the switching action (hundreds amps) from the battery heavy cable to the actual starter motor. The solenoid likewise pushes a small pinion gear along the shaft of the starter motor to engage the ring gear. The ring gear is of course on the edge of the flywheel which in turn is attached to the crankshaft.

Starter system problems could be corrected by:
1. check battery, battery cables and connections;
2. charge the battery if required;
3. clean brushes and guides of brush holders of the starter motor;
4. clean the commutator and commutator segments;
5. check/replace the armature or field coils if determined to be defective;
6. in some extreme cases it could be the drive pinion or the flywheel gear ring is defective.
7. often it is the big switch that the solenoid activates that looses contacts causing no +12V internally to the motor.
8. Most likely would be a defective starter relay or the IGN switch itself. Relative to this, you might try and check the connectors/terminals and electrical joints.

In the picture below, the upper portion is the starter solenoid while the one below it is the actual starter.
Given the amount of work to overhaul a starter, you might consider just replacing it.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

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