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997 turbo starter solenoid


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Im having problems getting my 07 997tt engine started. I have to turn the ignition switch several times to get the engine started. But on my last 10 attempts to start the car, I coulnt start the engine. All I hear is "click".. My battery is new at 12.72 volts. I tried to use a jumper and still couldnt start the car. I now believe the problem is the starter solenoid. Can someone help me find the replacement solenoid in the internet? Please send me a link. Thanks

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Two common problems on this starter, neither of which requires changing the starter or the solenoid. The first is the cable running to the starter gets corroded, reducing current flow and causing starting problems. The cable and connections can be cleaned and reinstalled unless the corrosion is severe, then the cable needs to be replaced. Second is the Bendix drive in the solenoid starts to hang up due to lack of lubrication and/or rusting. This requires pulling the starter, cleaning and lubricating the Bendix drive (we use DuPont dry Teflon spray lubricant, but it can be done with white lithium grease as well), and the problem goes away.

Before you start buying expensive parts, start looking at the unit to see if all it needs is some cleaning and lubrication………

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You can test the starter yet on the bench to see if he is working properly, there is no need to assemble the starter in the car, usually save some work in case of malfunction.

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