hiljak Posted June 11, 2008 Report Share Posted June 11, 2008 So, I've quit troubleshooting the starting problem for a while as it just quick happening for almost a month. Its done it twice this week and both times it ended up starting after "fiddling" with the relay and wiring harneses in the under hood fuse box. Well, it did again tonight while it was actually in the garage (it usually happens conveniently when I'm out and about). I put a meter on the fat purple wire from the main engine harness that plugs into the fuse box. The fat purple wire gets 12 volts from the starter relay and goes down to the starter solenoid. I have verified that when the condition exists and car is not starting, I do get the 12 volts to the purple wire when the starter button is pushed. This tells the relay is working, starter switch is working, etc.. If power is going to the starter solenoid and the starter is not engaging, does this mean the solenoid is bad? And could it operate fine and fail so intermittently? Can the solenoid be changed without a new starter? Thanks for the support guys. James 1999 STS 65k 1995 STS 127k Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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