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Unread 08-12-2013, 06:02 PM   #1
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Starter problem

I'm having a starting problem with my 1978 jeep cj 7 with an AMC 360 engine. I have a new alternator and new battery. When I turn the key, I hear the starter solenoid click, the jeep doesn't start and then my voltmeter will go to zero volts until I disconnect the battery lead and reconnect it. I've changed my starter solenoid with a manufacturer replica from onix-ada. Same behaviour. Before I start buying a new starter (which I can exchange my old one for a new one and get a discounted price for $85) I'd like to know if there is a way for me test if it is in fact my starter that is a problem or are there other less costly things I can replace before getting a new starter? What would any of you do in this instance. Thank you.

p.s. let me know if you require any more information.

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Unread 08-12-2013, 06:38 PM   #2
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Take the starter out and bench test it.
I Just put a new one in mine last week, i believe i paíd $28 for mine.

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Unread 08-12-2013, 07:43 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. Do you know if the starter motor in the AMC360 is a ford made starter? I'm getting conflicting information from my local NAPA store.
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