Solenoid question

wylder

Basic User
City
petaluma
State
ca
Couple questions. I was mucking about in the engine bay cleaning up some wiring and I found when I took the solenoid off the fender all four posts were hot. when it's grounded I get nothing. Is that normal? I also found that the bypass wire on the Solenoid has a constant 0.01volts, key on or off. I thought it was only active to boost the starter.
 

Rosco1974

Scrambler Junkie
BENEFACTOR
Gold Member
Lifetime Member
City
West Haven
State
UT
What is your reading @ "hot"? The solenoid requires fender contact (ground) for switching. There may be some residual voltage but if it clicks, starts and disengages run it.
 

wylder

Basic User
City
petaluma
State
ca
I rechecked the solenoid and everything checks out . Jeep starts/runs fine. Maybe I was grounding out the solenoid somehow. One of those mysterious Jeep things!
 
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