He said the solenoid was shot so I asked him to test it and he didn't know how. He tested the starter by putting an ohm meter on the starter positive post and on the body of the starter and it showed resistance. He said "the starter is dead shorted out". So I had to explain to him that it would be normal for that test to show resistance. He poked and prodded and finally said he would take his findings back to the office and decide what we needed and if the parts were available. He wondered how I would pay the $300 diagnostic fee and I told him I would pay later when I saw his findings. When he left I went to the Auto supply store about a block away and they found me a solenoid for $25 so I got it and changed it out. That didn't help the cause so I decided to head over and get the diagnosis.
|Shiny new solenoid and dirty old one|
|Friendliest Auto parts store in the south|
It was in the upper 80s today and really humid so we spent the rest of the day taking advantage of being parked next to Paul and Betty's house and paddled around in their pool for the rest of the day. Thanks guys for giving us the opportunity to use it.
The view from our side yard today.