[urq] No stater motor functioning... need help!

DGraber460 at aol.com DGraber460 at aol.com
Wed Jul 23 22:53:59 PDT 2008

Does the car have an under dash fuse box or is it under the hood?
Electric issues for under dash fuse cars are maddening.
I have seen this happen with less than perfect connections at the starter.  
Either the battery power cable or the solenoid wire can do it, but sounds like  
you have checked those. The starters are very prone to heat soak issues and 
can  have problems even when cold after enough heat exposure.
The low voltage at the solenoid sounds suspect to me. I can't remember  if 
all cars or just the later ones had a "load reduction relay" to cut  power to 
all systems when cranking to give all power to the starter  and ignition. If so, 
that it's wiring could be an issue as well. If you can  access it, when it 
acts up, try jumping the starter power cable terminal to the  solenoid post 
(remote starter switch works well for this) which should give it  full battery 
voltage. If it cranks you know you have a problem getting the power  to the 
starter. If not the starter is toast.
Good luck. 

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