How a Starter Solenoid Works?

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How to Troubleshoot to Determine Whether a Starter or Starter Solenoid Is Not Working?

If you turn the ignition key in your automobile and all you hear is a clicking noise or the engine turning over very slowly, the issue could be the starter or the starter solenoid. Both cause issue... Read More »

How Do I Know If a Starter Solenoid or Starter Needs to Replaced?

For do-it-yourself mechanics, a vehicle that won't start is reason to immediately start running down the possible reasons and how they might be diagnosed. A vehicle's engine usually will not start ... Read More »

1989 jimmy starter making vacuum sound. When we jump the solenoid the starter makes only a whirling noise much like a vacuum cleaner. Any ideas on what is causing this?

IF you are jumping the right set of terminals, then: The solenoid is failing to 'push' the starter (pinion) into place and engaging the flywheel. The solenoid needs to be replaced, although the pin... Read More »

How an EGR Vacuum Solenoid Works?

Vertical ridges in fingernails are common, and sometimes unexplainable. Unlike horizontal ridges and discoloration, vertical ridges do not indicate any serious problems to the nail or nail bed. The... Read More »