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can anyone advise me on how to check my 6 volt remote solenoid for output to the starter and maybe some readings i should get when turning the key.


when my meter is connected to the solenoid:

with the ignition off it reads 6.08 volts

ignition on it reads 5.94 volts

ignition button pushed to start drops instantly to 3.00 volts
and then drops to 0.35 volts

when i then release the starter button it rises back up to 5.85 volts


has the solenoid had it's day


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My 'technical' method for checking solenoids is a screwdriver across the terminals, if it turns then solenoid knackered, if it doesn't going to be further down, starter motor or earth leads. Give the leads a good pull , I've had them fracture inside before and the OEM woven types are prone to breaking down.
 

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My 'technical' method for checking solenoids is a screwdriver across the terminals, if it turns then solenoid knackered, if it doesn't going to be further down, starter motor or earth leads. Give the leads a good pull , I've had them fracture inside before and the OEM woven types are prone to breaking down.
i will test it tomorrow.
 

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i have crossed the solenoid sluggish but is trying but no better.

i took the solenoid off cleaned all terminals nuts and washers.


cleaned the battery to engine earth and replaced the woven engine to body earth strap. also cleaned battery posts.

the readings are still the same as quoted as above or there abouts.

is there high resistance in the starter ?

maybe the starter needs new brushes or a rebuild/replacing.

it does still fire up nicely on the 12 volt battery.
 
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