[Vwdiesel] Diesel Jeep almost done! Just have some questions...

Tony and Lillie tonyandlillie1 at earthlink.net
Wed Oct 1 20:06:40 PDT 2008

It certainly sounds like the solonoid, but double check the cables and 
connections also. And, you can put a meter on the starter end and the 
battery to check for voltage drop while cranking. Do this for both the 
positive and ground side. Basically, you put the meter on volts, put one 
lead on the battery post, the other on the positive post of the starter. You 
should have very little if any voltage show. If it's significant (more than 
about .3V) you have a connection problem somewhere.

As for the starter, you should be able to find someone who can rebuild it. 
We have a shop here that can rebuild nearly anything, I'm sure there is a 
similar place close to you.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Stephen Kraus" <ub3ratl4sf00 at gmail.com>
To: <r.c.brown at ieee.org>; <vwdiesel at vwfans.com>
Sent: Wednesday, October 01, 2008 10:00 PM
Subject: Re: [Vwdiesel] Diesel Jeep almost done! Just have some questions...

> Well heres what makes me think its the solenoid, and perhaps you can clear
> it up for me:
> Starter starts and begins turning the engine over at normal starting 
> speed,
> after 1-2 revolutions the solenoid either disengages or something happens
> and the starter just spins, now disengaged from the flywheel. 

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