Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2000 10:53:23 -0600
From: "Charles Stoyer" <>
Subject: Re: '88 900 won't start

try having one person tap on the solenoid with a screwdriver while another tries to start the car. Or keep switching the key to start until it does. If either of these works, it's the solenoid sticking. Be sure you have 12 volts making it to the starter while trying to start. If the lights don't dim when trying to start, battery is probably OK. Then it's either bad solenoid or bad (corroded?) connections somewhere. If it's the solenoid, you can probably take it out and take it apart, clean it up and put it back together. That worked on my '69 96V4 DeLuxe. Charles. Steve Brezina wrote in message ... > >Sadly, my '88 900 (206K km) let me down for the first time this morning. > >I seems to have power (radio, dash lights come up), but turning the key >further to "start" has no effect. The starter doesn't even attempt >to fire.

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