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Old 05-10-2020, 01:25 PM   #21
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Ok great news but youíre at that famous moment

Youíve got to find the green crusties!

That solenoid wire that is not conducting correctly has high resistance or an open somewhere that is not telling the solenoid to energize.

Time to consider isolating the diagnostics on that one wire. Inspect all connections, look for green crusties, feel wire for hard non flexible areas chase it back all the way to the ign switch if you can. Your test light AKA the ďscope on a ropeĒ is a valuable tool. I have one. But it might be time to invest in a digital meter and donít make the mistake I made in not getting the model with clamp on DC AMPS. It would be a handy tool fir starting, charging diagnostic work.

Donít stop now. Congrats on getting somewhere but find the bad wire! Thatís youíre mission.

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Old 05-11-2020, 11:48 AM   #22
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[UPDATE ON 345 STARTER]@Waipo Rim -- it was your experience hard wiring a switch to your starter that first inspired me to this being a potential solution.

Keep your tools handy. I had to redo the push button switch wire a couple of times, it kept burning off at the starter. Final solution for me (actually for Stokes Garage in Wilmington, DE, bless their hearts) turned out to be a relay accessed by removing the air cleaner. It was in front of the carburetor on the left side.
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Old 05-30-2020, 06:54 AM   #23
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Two thoughts on your starter is it possible you got 24 volts going to the starter that ll burn it up
When your starter did work did it feel like it was laboring to turn. Grinding or rolling over slowly you must have a ground to the frame it ll be on the driver's side back of the engine by the oil sending unit looks like a woven strap
Also your battery box needs a ground to the frame. Otherwise your batteries will ground through the rollers on the slide out battery drawer . To burn out a starter is easy to do if your cranking it a long time if your fuel pump is working and you got an electric pump back by the tank she should fire up in a minute tha tdd s my 2 cents hope it helps. Dj
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