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Re: Solenoid installation

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Subject: Re: Solenoid installation
From: "Tony Woodruff" <>
Date: Thu, 09 Dec 1999 09:21:16 -0800
This may or may not be the solution to your problem, but here's what happened 
to me last month:

My car has an "external" solenoid mounted to the engine compartment, and the 
starter (clearly not original) has a standard "attached" solenoid on it.

Unless the "attached" solenoid gets 12V at start time the starter will spin, 
but it won't thrust forward to engage the flywheel.  I just jumpered a wire 
from the main power (brown) wire over the the tab on the "attached" solenoid.

YMMV, etc. 

Best of luck,

Tony Woodruff
67 MGB

>>> "Jon Lind" <> 12/9/99 8:50:28 AM >>>
I've had a bit of a nightmare trying to get my wiring harness back in shape,
but to make a long story short, I knocked the tab for the starter relay
circuit off my solenoid, removed the solenoid to resolder the tab, bolted
the solenoid back on, and now it will spin, but doesn't engage the engine.

My Haynes manual doesn't seem to mention solenoid removal and installation.
All I did was (basically) cram the solenoid back up there and bolt it down.
What technique should I have used to get the solenoid's slider in place and
engaged properly?


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