When you say put the meter on the large terminal going into the starter is that also on the bottom of the solenoid with a braided covered wire coming off it? I can see three wires on the solenoid. The main positive from the battery, another positive red wire going to somewhere? and the braided wire that appears to go to the starter. Without removing everything I can't trace it any further.
Although a 2005 the motor has low hours, @225. Should a solenoid go bad that quickly? I never had any starting problems. Just went to do a maintenance start after sitting @ 60 days and this problem came up.
You hae not answered my last question. I accepted and paid but need your reponse to my last question.