Senior Tech Team
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: Rocklin, CA USA!
Boy... just when I get one thing done, i get slapped in the face with another issue.
Spent most of last night getting the relay for the fuel pump wired correct..(check.... works)
Wired the ignition for +12v switched/cranking(check)
Crank the motor over last night (check)
Got my trans lines installed today(check....oh wait...)
I tried to crank the motor over and the dreaded..... click click click. Battery, starter, Positive cable is brand new. I check the gear on the starter and it's stuck in the engaged position. Have to give the crank a little turn to get the teeth to disengage. Try it again..... click... click.. click.. What f@#*@(#* gives......
I was able to crank the motor over without any issue before(after battery was replaced). Had 12v at the NSS wire(from "S" terminal on starter) coming into the ignition. Not sure how but now I'm only getting @ 8v from the "S" terminal from the starter and no cranking at all. I bypassed the switch and just hard wired these to eliminate any issues with the switch. Still getting 8v now.
Could this possibly be a problem with the solenoid? I already had the starter tested and it worked before I installed and also worked when it was in the car. How can you check the solenoid is good or bad?
Suggestions on what to try next? I plan on checking the grounds tomorrow. Possibly pulling the starter and trying to bench test it.