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?
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
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.