OBVIOUS SHORT GOING TO STARTER SOLENO

1986 Oldsmobile Ciera

Tiny

M. Timberlake

June, 10, 2010 AT 11:41 AM

Electrical problem
1986 Oldsmobile Ciera 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive 120000 miles

Turn key, click. Wiggle wires on back of starter solenoid, start. Both -& +battery cables replaced.

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1 Answer

Tiny

internetmechanic

June, 10, 2010 AT 12:15 PM

The purple wire at the starter solenoid S terminal goes hot with the key in the crank position. Without wiggling anything, is it hot? If not, back track the circuit till you find voltage, splice in a new wire and connector, if that is the problem? If you short the solenoid bat terminal to the solenoid S terminal, the starter will crank, even without the key. Make sure the tranny is in park or neutral and the e-brake is set, when trying to crank. There can be safety issues trying to crank that way.

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