Ignition/Starter (Not 'Clicky Syndrome') - Off-Road Forums & Discussion Groups
Suzuki GEO All Discussion of all things, Suzuki and GEO

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-17-2003, 03:56 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Posts: 624
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Ignition/Starter (Not \'Clicky Syndrome\')

Hey guys, a bud of mine is having a little problem w/ his Zuk. When he turns the switch to start it, it starts normally, BUT the starter won't stop engauging! Do it off & on a few times and it will eventually work right. I say it is the ignition switch - any way to fix this?
Also: I searched & never did determine if all Samurai ignition switches are interchangeable?

TIA
OILBURNER is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of (permalink) Old 09-17-2003, 04:08 PM
Keyboard Implanted
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Illinois wisconsin border
Posts: 2,729
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Re: Ignition/Starter (Not \'Clicky Syndrome\')

Try cleaning out the solenoid,, if you put a test lite on the ign. wire to the starter and it still has voltage after you turn back then it would be the Ign, chances are its dirt in the solenoid though,, just my 2cents
rockrat is offline  
post #3 of (permalink) Old 09-17-2003, 04:42 PM
 
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 2,890
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Re: Ignition/Starter (Not \'Clicky Syndrome\')

The other possibility is the bendix is sticking out, which will keep the solonoid hot.

Pull the starter and clean it out. If your buddy is in the habit of going swimming, its even more likely.
outlawmws is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of (permalink) Old 09-19-2003, 07:31 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Posts: 624
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Re: Ignition/Starter **FIXED**

Alright I figured it out [img]images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

I tested the lead wire going to the solenoid - it was hot when the ignition was in the 'start' position just like it was supposed to be, but also hot in the 'run' position = Not the Starter.

I began to remove the ignition switch, planning to swap another one in, and decided to take it apart to investigate. Not a whole lot to it - I took the small phillips screw out & used a small flat-head screwdriver to pop the plastic switch out of the bottom of the assembly. Pried in several places & it popped right out. There was quite a bit of crud in there - dirty grease it appeared. Cleaned it up and stretched the 3 small springs a bit, then applied a thin coat of dielectric grease. Reassembled and tried it - Perfect.

Thanks for all the tips -
OILBURNER is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Off-Road Forums & Discussion Groups forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome