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Old 09-16-2009, 03:59 AM
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Silver Fox,

Your problem sounds difficult given you have a new solenoid on the starter, thus rendering my minor repair ideas unnecessary (unless the solenoid is faulty or used).

I'm sure the dull click (fairly loud, too?) you hear when you press the starter button is indeed the solenoid engaging the starter in the flywheel. I think your best test at this time would be to do as I did and wire a small light, or even better, a volt meter across the solenoid terminals as in "Engine check" from my original post. In this way you can actually see what happens when you get the click and determine with confidence if your problem is downstream, i.e. the starter/solenoid, or upstream and either in the wiring, switches (starter switch?) or batteries.

In other words, I think Sandspur is on the right track...

Best of luck,

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