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    Ben 76 Golf
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    Starter not engaging flywheel

    Hi all,

    I've spent the afternoon working on wiring the M20 into my 2002. To start off I want to just make the starter spin the engine, and then go from there.

    I can hear the starter spin up, but it does not engage the flywheel. This means the solenoid isn't engaging, right?

    Here's what I did:
    Jumper cables from battery sitting on ground (battery is good). The black jumper cable went to a piece of metal sticking off the intake manifold, and the red wire went to the terminal with the big red wire on the starter motor. I connected the green 2002 voltage regulator wire to +12 and the e30 black/yellow starter wire to the 2002 starter wire. Then I turned the ignition switch. I hear the starter spin very fast, but it isn't engaging the flywheel.

    Is there a separate wire for the solenoid?

    Thanks.


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    Re: Starter not engaging flywheel

    Yea, you need 12 volts to the solenoid, it actually moves and makes contact to spin the motor, while simultaneously moving the drive gear towards the ring gear. If you just put 12 volts to the motor it wil spin without engaging.

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    Try hitting the Starter Motor with a Hard..

    Object...sometimes the Solinoid "Sticks"...

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    Thanks for the help... it works!


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