Not starting, won't turn over

Ben Swann benswann at
Sat Jun 21 06:57:25 PDT 2008

It sure sounds like the starter is locked up and the solenoid is not functioning.  I had
one lock up on me just like this recently.  I believe the armature seizes up immediately
followed by dead shortout/meltdown of the solenoid contacts.


[From: Rbade12 at
Subject: Not starting, won't turn over

I get no click from the solenoid. With key to run, 

****bridging the solenoid terminals gets a spark, nothing from the solenoid.
Starter/solenoid are working.  ****
Battery shows 12.5-6 volts

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