Date: Wed, 14 Jan 2009 06:27:42 -0600
Reply-To: Larry Alofs <lalofs@GMAIL.COM>
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From: Larry Alofs <lalofs@GMAIL.COM>
Subject: Re: Starter solenoid current
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I agree that 37 amps seems unreasonable. I was surprised. I will try the
measurement again and report back.
On Tue, Jan 13, 2009 at 10:38 PM, Dennis Haynes <email@example.com>wrote:
> There are a number of circuits on the Vanagon that are not fused. Starter,
> starter solenoid, fuel pump and injectors and some other stuff, ignition
> coil, etc. The solenoid usually pulls ~9 amps measured but you will see a
> spike that will confuse most amp meters.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Vanagon Mailing List [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of
> Larry Alofs
> Sent: Tuesday, January 13, 2009 11:22 AM
> To: vanagon@GERRY.VANAGON.COM
> Subject: Re: Starter solenoid current
> Where is this fuse? In the circuit from the ignition switch that triggers
> the relay or in the circuit from the relay to the solenoid?
> About 6 months ago I took a starter from an '84 AT and connected +12 from
> a battery to the push-on terminal that activates the solenoid. As I
> I measured about 37 amps.
> Larry A.
> On Tue, Jan 13, 2009 at 9:03 AM, William Greenamyer
> > I have had one of those starter relays for a long time now. Usually has
> > problems but it seems that the 15 amp fuse occasionally blows and I have
> > not
> > been able to find the problem. No apparent shorts in the wiring
> > (everything
> > routed away from metal) so I am guessing it is the solenoid itself. It
> > works but the last time the fuse went, it just barely blew. Before
> > blowing,
> > it apparently reduced the current which didn't help starting. What
> > I
> > be looking at for a solenoid current for a Vanagon starter (manual
> > William
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