How to Bypass the Starter Solenoid?

Answer If you have tried to start your vehicle and all you get is a clicking sound, the issue could be with the starter motor or the starter solenoid. The clicking sound is the starter solenoid trying to ... Read More »

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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 »

How to Replace Evaporator Bypass Solenoid Valves on 2003 Honda Civics?

The Honda Civic is one of the best-selling compact cars in the country, with more than 325,000 vehicles sold each year. The 2003 Honda Civic is a popular mid-size vehicle that was offered in a two-... 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 »