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Date:         Sun, 12 Mar 2006 01:39:24 -0500
Reply-To:     Wesley Pegden <wes@CS.UCHICAGO.EDU>
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From:         Wesley Pegden <wes@CS.UCHICAGO.EDU>
Subject:      Re: 1985 Vanagon 1.9l gas - starter type ?
Comments: To: AAG - Larry Word <word_aag@COMCAST.NET>
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Larry, I went through starter problems recently. It might help to go back and read those threads---they start in mid-January. Do you at least hear a clicking sound when you engage the ignition? This should be the solenoid engaging.

Anyways, I would do as you say, check for >11V at the solenoid, and I would CLEAN (or REPLACE) your grounds. The three are: battery ground, engine compartment ground (goes to the left of the the compartment), and the transmission ground strap, from the front of the tranny to the frame.

In my case, it was the starter, and a new (rebuilt) one from Ken at Vanagain was the solution. Good luck, Wes '84 1.9l

AAG - Larry Word wrote: > RE: Trouble shooter "logic" - starters > > My daily driver quit on my recently.....battery "appears" good but nothing else is happening when I try > to start her up? > > I have no manual and need to know where to start in my search for my 12V current to starter? > Do I check for 12V at solenoid (after switch)? > If 12N is there but still nothing, do you replace just solenoid or both starter & solenoid? > > Thanks for info. to get me started on this new task.... > > Larry > Georgia > >

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