I’ve been out working in the shop this evening, cleaning up,
testing parts, etc.
I’ve been tearing down an 85 XJ6, and remembered that the starter
never would turn the car over. It was past saving, so it turned
into a parts car.
But, after I removed the starter, I decided to test it to see what
was going on.
Correct me if I’m wrong, these are just my observations:
- Large braded cable comes off the battery post, so it will always
have power on it.
- Red/White wire engages starter when the key is turned, operating
from the starter relay.
- Both the large braded cable and the red/white wire need to be
powered to engage the starter.
On the starter that came out of the parts 85, having power to both
the cable and the wire at the same time made the ground very hot.
The starter would sometimes engage, but mostly smoke and have
electrical fire smell. If the Red/White wire was connected to power
and the post (bolt) next to the large braded cable was connected to
power the starter would engage. —Does that mean Bad starter
What are the extra pins on the starter solenoid for? (one small one
next to the pin the Red/White connects to) and (one next to the
69 XJ6, 75 XJ12, 84 XJ6, Bunches of parts cars
Rockwell, NC, United States
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