I got there this morning and jumped with a screw driver across the two big termials on the starter. Because it growled so bad I decided to replace it.
After finding that you need to remove the front motor mount to access, and the air filter housing to access the starter bolts I finally got it off.
I did find out that the motor mount was in dire need of replacement along with an air filter that must be 5 years old.
Next I pulled the starter fuse, with the key to the "On "possition…and by slipping it in and out I could hear and feel the relay working.
I tested the relay by using a little set up that I had made a long timme ago, with a 9volt battery, with the relay out.
I put 9 volts to the terminals for the relay coil…got the coil to close the circuit…and set my DVM to ohms…tested and got 3ohms across the leads and 4ohms across the pins on the relay.
This should be a good relay.
I then checked the continuity in the wire that runs fron the relay to the starter, and that is good.
I did have the battery disconnected while I pulled and replaced the starter.
I got the new starter in and figured that I’d at least get it running until I get the mount.
I still couldn’t get the thing to turn over or even click, battery is good at 12.8 volts and I even put my jump pack on.
Now I get nothing at the relay.
By having the battery disconnected for 2 hours could that have triggered some security device.