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Old 07-17-2013
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Default Clicking Starter Solenoid

When I pulled in at the RV Park today I turned off the engine while my wife went into the office. After turning off the engine I noticed a clicking sound like a turn signal but neither turn signal was on. The sound was coming from the left side of the drivers seat. There is an electrical panel on the driver side just below the driver window. I went outside and looked in this panel. The noise sounded like it was coming from what I believe is the starter solenoid (the one labeled as 100A IGN in the picture). The clicking stopped when I restarted the engine and did not begin clicking again after I turned off the engine. The solenoid was hot to the touch but not so hot that I couldn't touch it with my bare hand. Should I be concerned (i.e. should I replace the solenoid)? If so, is a solenoid like this something that can be purchased at a standard auto parts store?
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Randy
Not sure just a WAG that relay is the main power for anything that only gets powered up when the ignition is on, lots of stuff,
I think your key switch might have a bad contact (bad switch) sounds like it didn't break power to the 100amp relay.
Try jiggling and wiggling the ignition switch w and see if it happens again.
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check to see if there is a diode in the wire loom about 4-6 inches back from the selenoid i just had the same kind of problem turn out it was a inline diode got a new diode from radio shack $6.00 mine was located on the fire wall passanger back by the batteries
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Randy, I cannot speak about the clicking but the solenoid on my LX is hot to the touch as well, so I must assume that this is normal
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Thanks for the replies. This gives me several things to look for.
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