How To Test Continuity On a Starter

Testing the continuity of a starter is crucial for ensuring it’s functioning properly. Follow these steps to test the continuity of a starter:

Step 1: Safety First Before starting, ensure the vehicle is in park or neutral and the ignition is off. Disconnect the battery to prevent any accidents.

Step 2: Locate the Starter The starter is typically located near the engine, connected to the flywheel. Refer to your vehicle’s manual for the exact location.

Step 3: Remove the Starter Disconnect the starter from the battery and remove it from the vehicle. This step may vary depending on your vehicle’s make and model, so refer to the manual for specific instructions.

Step 4: Inspect the Starter Visually inspect the starter for any visible signs of damage, such as corrosion or loose wires. If you notice any damage, the starter may need to be replaced.

Step 5: Test the Continuity Using a multimeter set to the continuity setting, touch one probe to the starter’s housing and the other probe to the starter’s terminal. If the multimeter beeps or shows continuity, the circuit is complete, indicating the starter is functional.

Step 6: Test the Solenoid If your starter has a separate solenoid, test its continuity by touching one probe to the small terminal and the other to the starter’s housing. Again, if the multimeter beeps or shows continuity, the solenoid is functional.

Step 7: Reinstall the Starter If the continuity tests are successful, reinstall the starter in the vehicle and reconnect the battery. Test the starter to ensure it’s working correctly.

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