- Sep 18, 2009
I asked Pontiacgp what he did to run a remote starter solenoid. He said he connected the "S" terminal to the "BATT" terminal on the normal starter solenoid. The "BATT" terminal then got the battery cable that come from the remote starter solenoid. OK I get that the starter will be operated from the remote solenoid. But what happens exactly? When the starter motor gets 12 volts does the starter pinion gear move out and contact the flywheel by itself? Or does it need the normal solenoid to push the gear out? I know there is a contact disc inside the normal solenoid that energizes the starter motor and are we needing that as well as to push out the gear? I know on Ford and outboard motors the starter extends the gear just by the action of the starter motor turning. But if GM starters still need the normal solenoid to make the battery cable contact as well as extend the gear- what exactly are we accomplishing by having a remote solenoid? The starter is still getting hot from it's location. Nothing is being bypassed. What is the advantage?