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Would you just replace the starter or just the solenoid.

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  1. austin86

    austin86 FEOA Member

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    So I'm working on this old jag I'm going to be selling, it ran fine up until the day the starter had problems.
    The starter spins but does not engage with the flywheel.
    Seeing that a new starter with solenoid is about 200$ and a solenoid is 20$ would you take the chance of just replacing the solenoid or would you get a new starter all together?

    Most of the time if a starter goes bad in my cars I just push start it, so I'm not the best one to ask for starter repairs.
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    zzyzzx FEOA Member

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    Remove the solenoid and bench test it. If the solenoid bad, just replace the solenoid.
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    ZX2.0 FEOA Member

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    It may not be be the solenoid. I've seen several that had broken the plastic arm that throws the gear out. Primarily in Ford PMGR starters, but some imports as well. [​IMG]

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  4. austin86

    austin86 FEOA Member

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    I'm gusseting I just run 12v to it?
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    I'll defiantly take a look at that too.
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    marclar Moderator Staff Member

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    usually its the rod that actuates the drive gear and not the sol. i would replace the whole thing as a unit personally..

    i am going to move this to the
    "general discussion" section.
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