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Crazy battery.....super secret start mode..solenoid contacts
Posted 20 January 2003 - 09:30 AM
Posted 21 January 2003 - 04:19 AM
I told Josh that if he put the plunger in a drill and spins it, he could clean the disk up real easy. The hard part are the contacts.
Posted 21 January 2003 - 08:43 AM
Posted 22 January 2003 - 09:06 PM
Posted 22 January 2003 - 10:12 PM
I did use the little brush thing and clean up the connectors though.....
Posted 24 January 2003 - 08:30 AM
Posted 24 January 2003 - 05:59 PM
Posted 24 January 2003 - 06:53 PM
Anyway, replace the conntacts (make sure when tightening them that they stay flat so the washer isn't just hitting the high edge), And shine the washer up with a scotch brite pad or file or somithing.
Posted 24 January 2003 - 08:35 PM
Auto Battery & Electric
1515 SE Hawthorne
Portland, OR 97214-3718
Or you can check this page out
"Contacts "A" and "B" are a direct visual match of what goes in the starters on your & my automatic Subies. Manuals use a different starter, don't know what kind of contacts they need."
This is from my buddy about the starter solenoid contacts in our auto tranny starters.
Posted 25 January 2003 - 11:48 AM
It's the price they'ere asking that I find incredible. I paid the equivalent of about 13$ US for both contacts plus plunger and contact disk.
And the way the guy was trowing the contacts on the counter was like they were 50cents a dozen.
I even have three of them because when he realized he had put the wrong one on the counter first he just let me keep it not to have to bring it back to the store room!!!!! He would certainly not have done that if they were 7$ US each.
Posted 03 February 2003 - 11:29 AM
Posted 04 February 2003 - 08:21 AM
Posted 06 February 2003 - 09:02 PM
However it wasn't without it's little problems.
I spent more time trying to get the starter out......The bottom side of the starter was covered with grease from the cv axle......just absolute nastyness.
Plus, the car is lowered now......so I had to jack up the driver's side front......so I could squeeze underneith to get at the bottom bolt holding the starter on.......then wiggle it up through the mess of wires and such. So I finally get that done......have a bit of scratches and scrapes on hands......and slimey.......then spray the starter down with brake cleaner.
I make a goof and pull the bolts that house the motor portion....well the brushes come off.....so I set that portion a side....take the solenoid portion apart.......the contacts were TOAST!! I'll take some pics tomorrow when I clean up my tools and such. The plunger is pitted a little....I sanded a tad.....didn't get nutty though. The contacts were a little different for the one....but it fit and I put it in.....I didn't care at that point.
So I bundle it back up.....put the motor portion back together.....put it back on the car......put the lead goin to the pos on......and have to undo it again to fit the long bolt on......
But I get all done.....she starts every time.......I did this all while it was raining like crazy...and a cold front moving through under my covered parking space......so I just wanted to get it done......I didn't care any more......
I really didn't clean things up as well as if I had a garage and proper place to work.....but it works.
I'll try and get pics of the disintegrated solenoid contacts......
It was really bad.....I was having to play the turn the ignition key on/off really fast for a while just to get it to start.....
Posted 07 February 2003 - 02:16 AM
Posted 08 February 2003 - 04:12 PM
I would've liked to get pics of the setup, however it just wasn't possible due to the circumstances.
Tinyclark sent me a word document with pics of the setup.....I'll post that up too when I get some time.
Posted 12 February 2003 - 08:22 AM
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