Odd No Start

Bernie Benz b.benz at charter.net
Thu Aug 17 21:10:12 EDT 2006

Hi Alan,
Your scenario sounds correct, I didn¹t look it up. But the ign. Switch is a
flaky part of the system. I¹ve replaced more than one in 44 and 89 chassis


> From: "alan cordeiro" <alancordeiro at comcast.net>
> Date: Thu, 17 Aug 2006 20:16:03 -0400
> To: "Bernie Benz" <b.benz at charter.net>
> Subject: Re: Odd No Start
> Bernie, I believe the switch drives a ""starter relay through a security
> relay contact
> and the starter relay drives the solenoid...
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Bernie Benz" <b.benz at charter.net>
> To: "Paul Luevano" <paul at clarity.net>
> Cc: "200q20V mailing list" <200q20v at audifans.com>
> Sent: Thursday, August 17, 2006 6:28 PM
> Subject: Re: Odd No Start
> A flaky ign switch on the back of the ign. lock set can¹t handle the starter
> solenoid current. Not uncommon problem.
> Bernie
>> From: Paul Luevano <paul at clarity.net>
>> Date: Thu, 17 Aug 2006 17:28:28 -0400
>> To: 200TQ20V List <200q20v at audifans.com>
>> Subject: Odd No Start
>> Group-
>> So I was out running errands today.  After my first, I went to start the
>> 200 and nada.  Tried a few times with no effect.
>> After some digging around, I was able to get the car started by jumping
>> the starter, running 12V directly to the small wire on the starter
>> solenoid.  With the car started, I went straight home.
>> At home, I dug in a little.  First guess was that that small 12V wire to
>> the starter solenoid was not getting 12V.  A quick check with the multi
>> meter showed that with the key turned to the start position, 12V was
>> indeed getting to the starter.  Just to be sure, I cut off the end of that
>> wire (it was corroded, and the insulation was long gone) and spliced in a
>> new end.  Still nothing.
>> So here is what I have so far:
>> - Starter is fine, with the key in the run position, if I run 12V directly
>> to the starter solenoid, car starts and runs normally.
>> - Small red wire to starter solenoid is getting 12V with the key in the
>> "start" position.  Verified with multi meter.
>> - When I turn the key to the "start" position, I can feel #8 relay
>> clicking under the hood.
>> I am obviously missing something simple, but I don't know what it is.
>> Right now I have a small wire running up to the jump start post so I can
>> start the car if I need to, but this is not a solution. Any ideas?
>> TIA,
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