The car has been fine, no issues till now but hasn't been driven for a couple of weeks. So this morning just a click and nothing. Battery is fine, tried tapping the starter solenoid and the starter motor but to no effect,so I bought a new remote starter solenoid and installed it, now there's not even a click when I try to start it.
1. How do I tell if I have the wrong solenoid (bought from local auto parts store) it's a 'continuous duty 100amp' job.
2. What else to try? Any tips greatly appreciated.
get a jumper leed and clip it to the battery positive then hold it on the side of the solinoid that goes to the starter. if it still won't crank then starter or bat is toast. An auto sparky will have load tester, it just loads the battery and then measures volts, putting a normal multi meter across a battery proves nothing
Hi Shaun, sorry to be dopey but I haven't tried these things before: When you say short the solenoid, is that from the solenoid to the battery? And load test the battery how?
Just get a big screwdriver and short across the two main terminals on the solenoid. The solenoid is just a heavy duty switch which has a small trigger voltage going in to close the contacts and allow the current to flow from the main input to the main output terminals...
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