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Starter Solenoid?

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#1 allwheeldad


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Posted 03 January 2010 - 11:09 AM

My 99 Legacy Gt, 380,000 km, has developed an issue with starting. After a short drive yesterday we shut the car off to avoid idling. Went to start again and nothing happened. I went through the motions of jiggling the AT selector in case the neutral switch was acting up, and stepping on the brake pedal.....after a while it started. But when it wouldn't start I didn't hear the solenoid clicking. What are the chances this is a solenoid issue? I had an ignition part replaced on my wife's 2000 legacy years ago because it wouldn't start, maybe same problem?

#2 frag


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Posted 03 January 2010 - 01:19 PM

When it's the solenoïd contacts, you always hear it clicking. The plunger moves but does'nt make contact. This sounds more like a problem with an ignition contact.

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Posted 04 January 2010 - 11:35 AM

As it turns out there was a loose connection on the solenoid. I went and cleaned it out and reattached the wire and haven't had any problems since. I like free repairs. They don't happen often enough.:)

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