I believe Eric explained the problem very well.
If you try the fix it yourself way.
Remove the solenoid from starter motor. Probably need a impact driver to get screws loose.
Then remove all nuts on BIG posts. Then un solder wires, and pull cap off.
You will then see a large bar, say 5/8 inch by 2 inches, this is what contacts the two posts that take power from the battery to the starter motor.
If bar burned it may be possible to turn it over, some were riveted to post, some had a nut.
I seem to remember one that acted like yours and was MY FAULT <g>, I had tightened the nuts on the post too tight and twisted the end cover in relation to the rest of the solenoid.
Look for pitting/burn, melted case around posts. Push/pull the bar in & see if it springs back, it should. Look for anything loose/debris that could cause it to stick.
And last but not least make sure the bar doesn't contact the coil wires (what you had to un-solder to get cap off. This would supply power when engaged keeping motor running.
This said, solenoids are available, around 40-60 bucks, Bosch made a LOT of them<g>
I thought this may help someone in the future, as us old farts ain't getting any younger, and it is a replace it world already<g> We used to FIX things before labor cost more than a replacement.
Good Luck, Richie S. in Da'Burgh, Pa. USA
posted by 151.201.5...
Posts in this Thread:
Members can receive an alert when someone posts in this thread.
- Weird sticking starter (long), pfrank , Sat, 9 Jun 2012 14:29:22
- Re: Weird sticking starter (long), pfrank , Mon, 11 Jun 2012 10:17:50
- Re: Weird sticking starter (long), Richie S, Mon, 11 Jun 2012 08:23:07
- Re: Weird sticking starter (long), eric in vermont, Sun, 10 Jun 2012 14:38:01
- Re: Weird sticking starter (long), Richie S., Sat, 9 Jun 2012 14:45:01
Post a Followup
The content on this site may not be republished without permission. Copyright © 1988-2012 - The Saab Network - saabnet.com.
This is a moderated bulletin board - Posting is a privilege, not a right.
Unsolicited commercial postings are not allowed (no Spam). Please, no For Sale or Wanted postings, SERIOUSLY.
Classifieds are to be listed in The Saab Network Classifieds pages.
This is a problem solving forum for over 250,000 Saab owners, so expect to see
problems discussed here even though our cars are generally very reliable. This is not an anything goes
type of forum. Saabnet.com has been a moderated forum since 1988. For usage guidelines, see the
Saabnet.com Mission and Purpose Page. Please remember that you are
not anonymous. Site Donations
Your address is: 188.8.131.52 - Using CCBot/2.0 - Logged.
Site Members do not see red text instructions, green links, and bottom of the page banners.
Click here to see all
the Site Membership Benefits!