It was running good all day then I get home, shut her down and get ready for work and she won't start up. When I turn the ignition it sounds like it wants to start but doesn't.
So I did some researching and tried to check for spark with the screw driver method. Don't know if I did it right but I didn't see a spark.
Next step I ran a wire from my positive battery terminal to the positive wire on my coil, this is when everything went to $#!+
The pos wire leading from the coil to the splice and the one from the top of the starter solenoid to it's splice started smoking pretty bad.
So I run back to my keys and rank them out of the ignition and it didn't want to die so I knock the wire off I ran earlier and it finally kills.
I'm by no means an electrical wiz, but I think I have a bad solenoid. And by solenoid I think I mean that thing your positive battery cable runs to.
So what did I do wrong? What's broken?And how big of an idiot am I? Granted I was running late for work
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