[Vwdiesel] Still having starting issues with the 82 vanagon diesel

LBaird119 at aol.com LBaird119 at aol.com
Wed Sep 16 08:55:27 PDT 2009

In a message dated 9/16/2009 8:37:41 AM Pacific Daylight Time, 
dieselwesty at yahoo.com writes:

> Yeap, I forgot to mention that a wire from the solinoid extra tab, or the 
> remote start trick from the back of the van, ALWAYS start the van on 1/2 a 
> rotation.  So, I am pretty sure my battery has enough emmph and the 
> starter is good.

  That almost indicates it's your "start" wire more than the cables 
themselves, or your solenoid itself.  That's pretty standard on a 
Chevy with a bad/going bad solenoid.  I'd check the end of that 
starter engage wire.
  Bigger cables are always much better.  Made up ones seem to 
hold up better since the ends are sealed (over the tighten-the-bolt 
replacemet ends).  If you had lots of green in there and put some 
solder in, it didn't necessarily help.  If you get new ones, get 6V 
application cables.  Much bigger and already made up. :-)

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