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Dead starter?

_vendetta

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Hiya,

Vs statesman won’t crank, Security light clicks off, can hear the solenoid click but nothing happens after. Grabbed the multimeter, battery is 12 volts, get voltage drop of about 0.5 when I turn the key to start. I checked the positive lead on the solenoid and it’s getting a solid 12 as well, and matches the voltage drop when I crank. Checked the negative on the solenoid and it sits at 10 when I turn the key so I assume the solenoids fine but the actual starters gone? Anything else I should check before I go out and buy a new starter?

Edit: I’ve also checked the engine ground near the alternator and cleaned it as well as the battery terminal ground.

the engine started about a week ago but I had no exhaust on so quickly shut it down, did this another 2/3 more times to check oil pressure etc, left it for a few days and now won’t crank.

had issues before I took the engine out with it being slow to crank or not cranking at all intermittently.
 
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Try starting it with a set of jumper leads. Sounds like your battery is not up to the job (I presume you have cleaned, tightened the terminals).
 

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Tried that, didn’t do much. Found a good price for a new starter ($170) and installed it this arvo, seems to have done the trick. Or whatever gremlins are to blame will came back again soon
 

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Try Ashdown Ingram mine cost me about $130 might be a tad more for a V8 one.
 
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