I just replaced a OEM Idle Stop Solenoid (I.S.S.) With a Brand New "Standard Motor Products (SMP)" I.S.S. On a 1977 Chevrolet Caprice Classic with a 305 cu. In. (5.0L) V-8 Remanufactured Engine (10 Miles, VIN "U", Rochester 2GC, A/C, 200 THM, etc.).
However, just like the OEM I.S.S. I replaced, the new SMP Idle Stop Solenoid appears to be behaving the exact same way: Though the respective Electrical Clip has been connected to the Solenoid Terminal, and the "applicable" fuse (in the under-dashboard Fuse Box) is "New", the Solenoid "Plunger", nevertheless, does not operate as it should - Instead of the Plunger "Energizing & Popping-Out" and "Retracting" when necessary, it remains absolutely "stationary" throughout all of the Engine's Idling & Running duties!
Assuming that the "Plunger" operation of this particular Idle Stop Solenoid is electrically induced (Electro-Magnet), and nothing "appears" to be amiss in the Caprice's electrical system, I'm at my wits end to come up with a solution to solve this problem!
I'm counting on "2CarPros" being much more wittier than I am in regard to solving this "non-funtioning" Idle Stop Solenoid.
Many, many, many, Thanks!
have the same problem?
Sunday, August 12th, 2007 AT 1:25 PM