Starter Problems?

Kneale Brownson kneale at
Mon Dec 12 22:02:14 EST 2005

Take a look at the wiring in the pix of our 4kq starter, Derek.  It
suddenly quit working.  I ended up splicing it way up in the engine
compartment, where the corroded wiring ended.

At 01:31 PM 12/12/2005 -0800, Derek Pulvino wrote:
>In as much as corrosion is a gradual problem, wouldn't I see some hints of 
>harder starting over time as the wiring bungs up?  I don't think it's a 
>problem at the battery as everything else works fine (ie lights).
>Remember also that it appears there is no current getting to the motor 
>itself when it's in the car.  While installed, the starter motor does not 
>move or make any noise at all.  I'm guessing my problem is with the trigger 
>wire from the key, but I just have a hard time imagining that wire needs to 
>carry  very much current to gets it's job done.

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