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replace the solenoid ,is shorted.

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Q: Your 1997 geo tracker will not start unless you jump the solenoid with a screwdriver what is wrong?
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Your solonoid needs replacing. Solenoid.

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Not to bash on the last answer, but, the starter solenoid probably isn't at fault here. If it will start with the screwdriver then the starter solenoid is functioning. It either does or it doesnt. The answer lies in circuitry back from the solenoid to the ignition switch. You could have a bad ignition switch or neutral/safety switch.AnswerDefective starter solenoid.

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Sounds like a bad starter solenoid

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Sounds like you need a new solenoid if you have to do that

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How do you know if your external regulator is good on an 89 geo tracker it does not start battery is good thanks?

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How do you start the 4x4 Geo Tracker?

Unless there is something specifically wrong with it make sure the battery is charged and that it has gas in it and turn the key. Is there something wrong with it?

Does the solenoid causes the car not to start?

Turning the key sends power to the solenoid and the solenoid sends power to the starter. If the engine cranks, the solenoid is OK. If not then checking the solenoid is a good idea.

Can you start your car by crossing the solenoid of the starter?

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1997 dodge ram 2500 that will not start unless i pull up on the fuel shutdown solenoid and then it starts i have replaced the solenoid and the solenoid relay and it still will not pull up any ideas?

Check for high resistance in the wiring to the solenoid, and in the battery cables. A weak battery can also cause this. If one battery is good, and the other is a little weak, the truck can turn over at normal speed, while the fuel solenoid doesn't move.

You can put direct power to your solenoid and it starts The wire you pulled off the solenoid shows power from the swith but wont start it?

Defective solenoid?

Who uses a screwdriver that start with e?


What is a stuck solenoid?

A solenoid is a type of magnetic switch responsible for helping your starter motor turn on the engine. When the solenoid sticks, the ignition struggles to start. When this happens, usually your key will "catch" in when you turn it to start the vehicle.

Having to touch starter solenoid with screw driver to start?

usually this means that your solenoid needs to be changed

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Check for a bad fusable link at alternator

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i had the same was just an adjustment on the cable linkage under the shifter.i quess it slackened over time.

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see my profile see link.

What is the problem when the car makes a clicking sound after it starts?

if clicking during starting, solenoid, but car should not start with a bad solenoid.

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Depends on what you are looking for but I suggest you start a www. Yes they have tracker parts (JD)