Sound like you have an intermittent problem in the electrical, when you stick the screwdriver in you must not be making contact all the time, try this;
1. Get a test light; and,
2. Check the starter solenoid, make sure you have power going to small wire (when you have the screwdriver installed) the small wire is the solenoid activation wire; and
3. Check and make sure all the wires are tight on the starter; and,
4. Just for the hell of it, make sure the battery terminals are clean and tight.
If you do not have a test flight you can jump starter with a screwdriver to check and see if you have the power of there.
Monday, March 23rd, 2009 AT 11:30 AM