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Re: 200Q no start

Sounds to me like you didn't install the heat shielding (metalic cloth stuff)
that protects the solenoid...Or, you have recurring ground problems.  I'd
definately save the next 2 year old starter and figure out the failure mode.
>From monitoring the list, I'd say this is not a common failure for a regularly
driven car...

Chris Miller, Windham NH, c1j1miller@aol.com

you wrote:


   The fact that the lights do not dim when the key is in the START

   position clearly points to a faulty ignition lock contact group.

Au Contraire!

My UrQ starter/solenoid is a semibiannual replacement component, the

effing "solenoid" (that's 'Murican term) is embedded inside the starter

moter assembly, and dies fairly regularly (two-to-three years' lifespan

seems typical...), necessating replacement of the "starter". Next time

I may try to keep the "dead" starter and see if I can't take the damn

thing apart in spite of itself . . .

The symptom is exactly the above -- nothing happens when you turn the

key (+12 nicely delivered to the starter "solenoid", so it is *NOT*

the keyswitch, although that too has failed and been replaced).