dbpulvino at hotmail.com
Fri Jan 6 12:25:58 EST 2006
Well gang, this is my final installment on this saga. If you'll recall, at
last report I'd had starter problems, so wound up replacing about 6-inches
of solenoid wiring with decayed insulation and some corrosion. This changed
nothing. After going out of town for a couple of days, I returned to find
my starting issues had become intermitent, with the car not starting about
20% of the time. I was then informed of the "hammer test;" aka, get a
hammer and hit it with a starter...preferably the one in your car that's not
working. If it starts after the beating, you've got a problem in the
Well, after successfully doing the "hammer test" several times, I bit the
bullet and got a new starter from sjm. Installed it last Tuesday and to
date I've not had a problem with the starter. Also noticed just how loud my
old starter was when the new one was cranked for the first time.
So there it is; if the starter goes intermitent remember the "hammer test."
Maybe the person who needs a new fender can try the hammer test on the old
fender, although I'm not sure what such a test may prove.
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