91 200 20v No Start :(

Jeremiah Curry jercurry at comcast.net
Fri Sep 24 22:44:53 EDT 2004

Ok, I investigated and the big bolt wire has voltage all of the time, the
red line only has voltage when the key is tured to the start position, but
if I use pliers to bridge between the two, the car starts.  What do you guys
think? maybe not enough voltage on the red line? it is somewhat frayed, but
still attached.

-----Original Message-----
From: Peter Schulz [mailto:pcschulz at comcast.net]
Sent: Thursday, September 23, 2004 7:13 AM
To: jercurry at comcast.net; 200 20v List; Audifans
Subject: Re: 91 200 20v No Start :(


Depending on the environment in which you drive and the age of the starter,
one candidate for this behaviour is the un insulated braided copper lead
that goes from the solenoid to the field windings on the starter.

I had a similar situation - start one day, NOTHING the next, no click,
nothing.  Lights, everything worked ok...could not jump start the car,
swapped batteries, etc.
I finally crawled under the car and saw that the winding had disintegrated.

In this case you need to remove and replace the starter.

I'm attaching a picture of the starter with the braid highlighted.



At 06:00 PM 9/22/2004, Jeremiah Curry wrote:
>Howdy all,
>Hoping you can help me figure this out.   My car suddenly won't even
>to start, the diagnostic computer says ok, and the power is fine, but when
>turn the key the rest of the way, nothing happens.  I suspect maybe the
>switch or starter, but nothing has been intermittent, or shown any sign of
>failing.  And BTDT?
>thanks in advance,
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