Date: Thu, 09 Jul 1998 11:44:48 GMT
From: "mel33" <mel33nopsamre.net>
Subject: problems#################################################33


Scott I. Remick wrote in message ... >Hello. I have an '84 900S with a intermittent starter problem. It never >seems to do it when I have a technician look at it, so I'm trying to >troubleshoot it myself. Sometimes I go to start it and everything >happens that should happen except the starter doesn't even try to turn. >Lights come on, fuel pump comes on, etc. Sometimes I can just let it sit >and try it later and it'll work. > >Anyhow, I'm currently looking at the wires to the starter. Can someone >tell me what the purposes of the 3 wires do? The main red wire from the >battery is fairly obvious. Then there are two smaller wires coming from >a bundle that stretches across the engine. These wires originate near >the fuse box... there's a little plug with yellow wires that is somehow >associated with the starter wires (which are NOT yellow). My >understanding is that the smaller round part on the starter is a >solenoid, and that it closes a circuit that would energize the main wire >from the battery and turn the starter. What do those two smaller wires >to the solenoid do, what should I read there with a multimeter when, and >how do they correspond to the wires on the plug up by the fuse box? > >*** PLEASE CC: REPLIES TO MY EMAIL *** > >Thanks in advance for your help on this... the problem is very >frustrating because I never know when my car is going to strand me, and >I'm not always in an easy position to pop-start it! > >----------------------- >Scott I. Remick (MCP, A+, HP) mailto:scottnopsamuteralt.com >Network Systems Administrator (802)388-7545 FAX:(802)388-3697 >Computer Alternatives, Inc. http://www.computeralt.com > >Theater is life. Television is furniture.

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