Pooched Starter Solenoid?
Hey all, I am on the verge of starting up my newly rebuilt AMC 258. All the wiring is where it should be, but I am getting no action from the starter. Here's what's happening. The negative ground runs from the negative terminal down to the top starter bolt. The other starter wire runs from the solenoid to the connector on the starter. Now, with a voltmeter I took some readings. With the key off, there is 12v on the side of the solenoid that hooks to the positive battery terminal. With the key in the on position, there is 12v on the red ignition wire on the solenoid, like there should be (right?), in addition to the positive terminal hook up. With the key on start, there is now 12v on the blue start wire as well as the other two wires, but none on the side of the solenoid that leads to the starter (hence, no start). Is this a faulty solenoid? For fun, I touched the wire that runs to the positive post to the one that runs to the starter, and voila, it turns over. Is the solenoid pooched? Any help is appreciated, thanks.