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Date:         Thu, 29 Nov 2001 15:56:11 -0500
Reply-To:     tjhannink@EARTHLINK.NET
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From:         Tim Hannink <tjhannink@EARTHLINK.NET>
Subject:      Re: HELP!! Dead starter? Or selonoid? Or?
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Mine has been doing the same thing recently. I just changed out the ignition switch but the problem is still there. Eventually, if I turn the key enough, it starts. The one time it didn't, the morning after an 8 hour trip, I had to tap the starter and solenoid with a hammer. Then it fired right up. Probably time to rebuild the starter. For now, I try to park on hills.:>)

Tim Hannink Goldibox - 1987 Vanagon Camper, Wolfsburg Edition Winter Park, Florida

-----Original Message----- From: Vanagon Mailing List []On Behalf Of Steve Sullivan Sent: Thursday, November 29, 2001 3:30 PM To: vanagon@GERRY.VANAGON.COM Subject: HELP!! Dead starter? Or selonoid? Or?

Hey Listies:

Upon trying to start the van this morning: nothing. The usual two fuel pump noises, then a humming noise very similar whenever I hold the key in the start position. I'll check electrical connections, but otherwise I don't know to know what's broken. Starter? Selonoid? Something else? How can I figure out what died and know what part to buy?

Greatly appreciated!!


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