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 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?

Answer 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 »
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