It's evolved. Now I consistently get a loud buzzing noise from the starter solenoid when I turn the key to start. I've replaced the starter solenoid, checked the battery cables/connections, and had the starter checked.
I usually only have parking lights, though 2 tries ago my headlights came on after I hadn't touched the vehicle in 2 months. After my first try, only parking lights.
One guess: the red&white wire to the solenoid isn't getting juice (for whatever reason). I removed it (while keeping its partner engaged on its knob) and it still buzzes when I try to start. That might explain
why it still buzzed when I grounded it with a wire to the block. (I also spliced the red&white wire to make a direct connection from it to the solenoid, to rule out the connector being bad.) But I have no idea why I only have parking lights.
It looks like there's a fusible link well-integrated into the wire harness that connects to the starter solenoid. The fusible link joins the positive battery cable on 1 post of the solenoid. I might try replacing that next.
have the same problem?
Friday, March 26th, 2010 AT 4:32 PM