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WHAT DOES THE SOLENOID DO ON A TRACTOR STARTER, A SERIES OF…

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WHAT DOES THE SOLENOID...

WHAT DOES THE SOLENOID DO ON A TRACTOR STARTER

Mechanic's Assistant: When you turn the key, do you get a single loud click, or a series of rapid ones?

A SERIES OF RAPID ONES

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the make/model/year of your car?

BRELARUS 562 TRACTOR

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?

YES, NEW BATTERIES, CABLES, CONNECTIONS

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

I GOT IT WORKING 3 DAYS AGO BUT TODAY, NO DEAL EVEN WITH THE 50AMP JUMP

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The solenoid is nothing more than a relay. You can not send power direct to the starter motor because the wire end would wear out from the sudden load. The starter has one wire that is constant power. The starter is grounded via its mounting bolts. The starter solenoid gets signal from the key and completes a circuit that closes a switch and allows the starter to spin and engage. If both wires are powered at the starter when trying to start then you have a starter concern.

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