Q: Starting Problem (Bypass Solenoid)
Tip for bypassing the solenoid if will not start but still have power.
A: I was stranded last night for 3 hours because my car wouldn’t start. I had power so I figured its the solenoid. Finally a good old boy stopped and showed me how to bypass the solenoid with a screwdriver. All he did was lay it across the positive battery cable post on the solenoid terminal post and the closest terminal (drivers side)and I cranked it at the same time and it started right up! This takes 2 people as one is under the car and the other inside. I drove home no problem and right away jacked the car up and dropped the starter.
A: You don’t need 2 people, just turn the ignition to the run position and get under there with your screwdriver it will start.
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