Starter Problems?

Derek Pulvino dbpulvino at
Sat Dec 10 21:44:15 EST 2005


What a week...people start talking about heater problems, my heater goes 
south, and now...with no warning my starter has also elected to take a nap.

Battery is fine with 12-volts on the meter.  Radio and lights work, but turn 
the key and no cranking what so ever.  Able to start it by pushing, or was 
able to start it by pushing.  My parking spot is at the bottom of a one way 
drive; so I'm (or at least my car is) stranded until this is repaired.  It 
would appear to be starter, or maybe solenoid related.  Whatever it is, I 
had no warning signs for the starter problem.  Worked and then didn't.

Any info or similar experience?  Could it be a relay problem (load reduction 
relay)?.  I figure I'll double check connections, and make sure I have 
12-volts, beyond that I'm ready to assume replacement/rebuild time for the 

What say ye all?

Derek P

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