- Oct 10, 2005
Symptoms : Turn key to start engine and get either nothing at all or sometimes a clicking sound. Headlights and horn dont work (fuses and bulbs are good ) What Ive done : Battery is tested and ok I removed the battery - I hooked up the 12v battery charger in place of the battery and the headlights and horn work but the engine does not crank. Then hooked the battery charger directly to the starter and it cranked but very slowly - not enough to start. I purchased the two solenoids that mount on the "L" bracket to the left of the starter. (Ive had glow plug issues recently so I got them both ) Before I put these new solenoids in Im hoping to troubleshoot the problem . Im thinking the starter and starter solenoid thats on the starter are ok and that the 30 dollar solenoids is bad .... whaddya think ?