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Starter Bench test
Posted by: volleybob ()
Date: August 09, 2019 05:59PM

I believe it's positive cable to solenoid and negative to case or rear housing.
Correct?

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Re: Starter Bench test
Posted by: Timothy Shortle ()
Date: August 09, 2019 06:05PM

Yes. And then connect the bigger (small) post of the solenoid to the positive cable simulating turning of the key to the start position.

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Re: Starter Bench test
Posted by: volleybob ()
Date: August 09, 2019 06:14PM

Thanks for your reply...as I thought, Just haven't done it for many yrars

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Re: Starter Bench test
Posted by: JimBrandberg ()
Date: August 10, 2019 08:20AM

Last one I did I took some time to secure it in the vise and hook up the switch I use when starting engines on a cart. It was nice to actually watch the drive action with my full attention, it freaks me out a little when I'm holding the starter down or jumping the contacts with a screwdriver.

Jim Brandberg
Isanti, MN
CorvairRepair.com



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Re: Starter Bench test
Posted by: TerribleTed ()
Date: August 10, 2019 11:54AM

JimBrandberg Wrote:
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> Last one I did I took some time to secure it in the vise and hook up the switch I use when starting engines on a cart. It was nice to actually watch the drive action with my full attention, it freaks me out a little when I'm holding the starter down or jumping the contacts with a screwdriver.


Racing the contacts can also damage the threads on the solenoid. I always leave the starter harness on the starter or attach a wire to the solenoid post to jumper with so there is no possible thread damage from the arc...might leave some marks on the positive cable post but it is big enough that arcing there is unlikely to make an issue.

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