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Hi guys,
I have got a small problem with the HT it seems that every now and then the starter motor does not wont to work. I have power to my lights ect ect when the starter does not work. I know that it could be a bad solenoid, I gather that I need a multimeter to check if I have power going to the starter when it is not working, if I dont then the problem is back up the wiring correct. But when it is starting off and on you would be more in mind to think that it is the solenoid or the wire connection to the solenoid correct.. any comment would be great!

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Generally when it's the solenoid at fault it will make a clicking sound as the armature is pulled in, the fault is usually in the internal contact between battery cable and starter motor...but you will hear a click/clunk.....replace/service starter.

If no click/clunk... pull off the small wire on the solenoid and insert test-light or multi meter....get mate/gf to put ign into start position, if there is power every-time (check several times) assume starter problems, replace/service starter

but if there is no power I would suspect the problem is in the ignition switch internal contacts.....replace ignition switch...

If it's auto, check the inhibiter switch
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cheers Andrew

When you turn the ignintion there is nothing at all, no click no nothing. So I should check the power wire like you said, if that is OK change the terminal correct.

Cheers mate.

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Fire in the hole!

If you HAVE GOT power at the small wire on the solenoid when the ignition is in the start/crank position.....replace starter

If you HAVE NO power at the small wire on the solenoid when the ignition is in the start/crank position.....replace/repair ignition switch.......
unless it WAS auto before conversion to v8 then check inhibitor switch first...

Before the conversion from 186-350 was it auto or manual........are the battery connections good and clean (no white furry build-up)

hope this is clearer, if not ask again and I'll try again...cheers mate

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cheers Andrew

You don't need a multi meter you can get a test probe at Big W for about 3 bucks, clip one end on the starter lead (thin one ) and jam the pointy end in to a good clean earth somewhere and operate the starter if current is there it will light up. practice on the battery terminals connecting the probe to the terminals. doesnt matter which way you connect it.

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Gday,

As well as the above comments, i have found with the last few chev's i've owned that fitting a relay to the solenoid on the starter fix a lot of starting issues my old tarts had.

Using the solenoid feed wire to trigger the relay and running main power straight off the positive lead. It eliminates any possibilty of volt drop through the system which can lead to the hiccups you're having.

Cheers
Shane.

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