how is voltage applied to starter

Asked by Jan 09, 2015 at 10:19 AM about the Chevrolet Classic

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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When you turn the key to 'start' a low power signal is sent to the solenoid, aka relay. which is just a switch. The wiring in the ignition is not big enough to carry the necessary power. The solenoid has high amperage 1/0 or so cables to it, and when the key 'tells' it to close contacts, contact is made and sent to starter

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this will size up

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Same way an F16 works-

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