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craig_xti_88 01-05-2010 12:45 PM

Halfway through the summer our lxi began having starting problems. When you turn the key it makes a "ping" sound. After a few turns it will eventually start. Does anyone know what the problem might be? Solenoid? <BR> <BR>Thanks for the help.

denverd1 01-05-2010 1:23 PM

Do you know the batt voltage while this went on? Have you checked cables/terminals? <BR> <BR>IIRC Solenoid usually doesn't work intermsittently, usually takes a crap and thats it.

craig_xti_88 01-05-2010 1:53 PM

I'm not sure of the voltage at the time. We replaced the batteries and checked all the cables. One of the terminals was corroded, but we cleaned that up.

denverd1 01-05-2010 2:11 PM

One way to test the solenoid is to jump it with a screwdriver. If the engine cranks strong then you know its the solenoid not kicking full power down to the starter. <BR> <BR>Know where the starter is? Starter pos wire runs from solenoid to starter. Follow it up and give her a jump. Jump the two big posts on the solenoid.

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