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    4 Tec starter solenoid issuses

    Hi guys, I have a 2004 GTX w/ 4 tec, I replaced the starter solenoid about 7 hours ago because it would not start only click, I noticed now it is taking a few times pushing the starter before it will turn the starter, is that normal or is it going again?

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    switch maybe?

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    sounds like a really cheap aftermarket solenoid....

    should be a single press on the starter button should engage the solenoid and crank the engine.

    for such a vital part, go with oem..and make sure you get the updated solenoid that does NOT use a metal riveted bottom plate.

    be really happy you aren't fixing a 2003 4tec solenoid ( far more painful)

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    Thanks, I am assuming it's OEM I bought it at the dealer...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Court View Post
    Hi guys, I have a 2004 GTX w/ 4 tec, I replaced the starter solenoid about 7 hours ago because it would not start only click, I noticed now it is taking a few times pushing the starter before it will turn the starter, is that normal ... ?
    Normal would be one press of the button to crank the engine and have it start - every time.

    The solenoid itself is not the only thing that must be in good working order. The wiring to and from the solenoid must also be good. You may need to remove and clean both ends of the heavy cable running between the solenoid and the starter motor. And both ends of the heavy battery cable from battery to solenoid. There is also the battery negative cable to the engine block.

    The thin wires and connector to the solenoid must be free of corrosion and not frayed. Check for dried dielectric grease stuck inside the connector pins.

    If the above is all good and the problem continues, the starter motor itself may be failing.

    It is critical that the entire engine start system be reliable. When you are out on the water you need to be confident that the engine will start, every time. If it is unreliable now, it could fail completely at any time.

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    if it fails once more to go after a 25 start test trial, I'd return it. Not much worse then a solenoid that won't engage when requested.

    Actually, one that won't disengage is far more inconvenient.

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