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bpw

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Starter solenoid access
« on: August 26, 2019, 10:02:44 AM »
I'm not near my Montero so can't check easily, but how easy is it to replace the starter solenoid vs. doing the entire starter?

I am getting occasional no start with a quiet click when I turn the key, then I turn the key a few times and all is good.  Thinking starter solenoid issue but if its just as much work to replace that as the whole starter I will put in a new starter, if the solenoid is easy I would rather do that first since starter looks like a hassle.  I am thinking the clicking I am hearing means its not the ignition switch, but could be wrong.  It sounds like some relay is engaging in the dash or hood, but much quieter than I would expect the main starter relay to be.  Only seems to happen on morning cold starts, no issue once the truck has been running a bit.  Battery is strong.

Thanks, I'm away from my truck for a few days and want to get parts ordered. 

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Re: Starter solenoid access
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2019, 06:27:19 PM »
Back at the truck, ordered a whole starter.  Seemed worth it of I'm getting in there.