cloggedb

Will not crank

34 posts in this topic

4 minutes ago, GRP151 said:

 

I have made a specialty tool that resembles a pair of needle nose pliers. It is perfectly suited to pull off the spade connector from the solenoid, in this example, its about 30 inches in length. The design is much similar to the attached picture except very thin and easily handled. It truly is an amazing tool. I am just showing one that is similar as my modified one is awaiting patent. Once the patent is complete I can direct anyone who is interested to the distributor for purchase!  

long nose.png

How do you intend to release that connector?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Also, what is the point disconnecting solenoid connector?  Its lead is only 3 inches long max. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted (edited) · Report post

Pull on it! It is a spade connection. Once removed, spray oil mix and reinsert. That should regain its connection if corrosion is the issue and judging from this picture it sure looks like it

 

PULL  HERE.png

Edited by GRP151

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, NFB said:

 

A half decent mechanic would NEVER let these contacts get this way, he would ALWAYS maintain good electical connection by spraying an oily solution on ALL electrical contacts. It is the best way to repel corrosive fluids like salt water or galvanic action.

 

 

The next time that I buy a new car I will be sure to dismantle it before using it and spray an oily solution on all the electrical connections.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
14 minutes ago, smartdriver said:

 

The next time that I buy a new car I will be sure to dismantle it before using it and spray an oily solution on all the electrical connections.

 

Electircal corrosion takes time to do its damage. Much quicker with a wet salty environment. The oily solution it a quick remedy. Don't wait if you have an older vehicle.  Now is the time to spray especially if you have never done it. http://www.rustcheck.com/

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted (edited) · Report post

My comment was intended to be somewhat facetious.

 

It would have been virtually impossible in 2005 when the smart was first introduced to North America to have predicted that the starter solenoid connection would ultimately become corroded and would require dismantling the car to access it.

 

This also goes for a chronically clogged EGR valve, a stuck wastegate, a frozen alternator, stuck rear brakes, split reluctor rings, broken front springs and water incursion on the wiring harness to the SAM, seven common problems which were only revealed by time.

Edited by smartdriver

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, smart142 said:

And when that happens I would like to meet the person who can change that connector without dropping the engine for access. As my pictures show it is not an easy place to get to.

 

i can

 

but its a cheat

 

previous owner cut a trap door out of the firewall in my car to access the starter...id just have to grind off my welds and remove the seam sealer i put when i sealed it back up

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On ‎12‎/‎3‎/‎2017 at 3:04 PM, cloggedb said:

Jammed my hand in and I believe I found the wire. Above and to the right of the alternator if I'm looking into the wheel. Going to try and give this a shake. 

 

Did you solve the problem?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Not yet. I think i found the connector but it got dark and i had to retire for the evening. Hoping we get a clear day soon so i can try again.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now

    Chatbox
    You don't have permission to chat.
    Load More