Monte Carlo Not Starting.

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  • 1986 CHEVROLET MONTE CARLO
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1987 Monte Carlo SS 383 that has been having issues when starting. The issues started at the state inspection station where the inspectors said after starting the car, the start kept spinning and they had to disconnect the battery to stop it. Before getting the inspection, there wasn't any issues. After connecting the starter back, the car started but since would take 10-15 attempts to get it started (the starter would make a lot of noise and really struggle). So I replaced the starter. After I replaced the starter, it took a couple times. But it started (only once though). Now the car doesn't start and only makes a single "click" noise. Could it be electrical or the remote solenoid?

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Sunday, August 5th, 2012 AT 7:00 PM

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Tiny
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So you have a no cank no start?Also have you had the battery tested and made sure the battery cables are clean and tight?Do you have a mulitimeter?

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Sunday, August 5th, 2012 AT 7:53 PM
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Yes, I have a multimeter.

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Sunday, August 5th, 2012 AT 8:35 PM
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I see the solenoid being on the starter not seperate. You should have battery on the big black wire to the starter?When you have battery voltage at the smaller purple wire to the starter with the key in the start position?Also have you had the battery tesed and made sure the battery cables are clean and tight?

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Sunday, August 5th, 2012 AT 8:50 PM
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I have a remote solenoid on the front passenger side wheel well. The battery is new and tests good.

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Sunday, August 5th, 2012 AT 9:20 PM
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So you changed the oringal wiring for the starter?Because my wire diagram shows the solenoid on the starter. So there is no solenoid on your starter?Whats clicking the remote starter solenoid?So you have two large cables going to the remote solenoid and two smaller ones?

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Sunday, August 5th, 2012 AT 9:25 PM
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It's not a stock setup, the body and interior are really the only stock items. It's a Summit Racing ProTorque starter. On large cable from the battery to the remote solenoid. Then one large cable from the solenoid to the starter.

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Sunday, August 5th, 2012 AT 9:28 PM
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So whats clicking when you try to start it?The fender mounted solenoid?Also there are two smaller wires going to the solenoid?

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Sunday, August 5th, 2012 AT 9:31 PM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZl7k_jB4Jw

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Sunday, August 5th, 2012 AT 9:43 PM
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1 sec in and 5 seconds into the video are the best sounds.

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Sunday, August 5th, 2012 AT 9:43 PM
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Ok I watched the video but still dont know where the sound is coming from. Help me out here if its coming from the solenoid then thats where we should start testing. How many small wires are on the solenoid?

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Sunday, August 5th, 2012 AT 9:46 PM
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There are two small wires off the solenoid.

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Sunday, August 5th, 2012 AT 10:22 PM
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What brand and model is the solenoid?

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Sunday, August 5th, 2012 AT 10:27 PM
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Ck. The voltage at the starter. Try holding the key in crank position and tap on the starter. See if it cranks. Its getting start signal to the seloniod u can hear it. If the voltage is at the seloniod then u need to replace it the starter. If the starter is sel. Is sticking to the fly wheel.U will need to shim the starter. They come with a new or rebuilt starter. In case u need them to shim the starter. If its hangs on the fly wheel.

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Monday, August 6th, 2012 AT 12:08 AM

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