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April 13, 2010, 7:04 am

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Question: Keep Frying Solenoids

I have replaced now 3 solenoids, after about a maximum of 1 week the solenoid goes bad, and the starter just constantly runs, causing me to disconnect the battery. What could be causing the solenoids to do this?

April 13, 2010, 9:18 pm

Richard W
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The starter is drawing to many amps causing the soleniod to fail. Or the ground is bad.

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April 13, 2010, 11:17 pm

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ty what ground would i need to replace, I know there is a ground that comes off the negative on the battery, but im wondering if the ground stap from the engine to the firewall/chassis maybe bad, I dont know where the ground strap is though.

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April 15, 2010, 9:45 pm

Richard W
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check the ground from the battery to the engine. Also make sure to check your starter draw.

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April 18, 2010, 5:10 am

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i replaced both battery cable because when i noticed them they were the original factory installed cables, i couldn't put the negative back where it went originally, so i feed it through into the "dog house" and bolted it to the transmission bell housing seems to be doing ok now. *Cross Fingers*

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April 18, 2010, 8:18 pm

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ok new issue, van is dying, have to jump it. after its running and idle, and i hit the gas all lights get brighter, and after the gas is let up on, they dim, and the engine starts sputtering until i hit the gas.

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