Trouble starting my boxer
Have run in to an intermistic problem. Plenty of battery power, but once in a while the car just won't turn. I suspect that it may be a loose conection, having heard that there should be a wire that goes down and activates the solenoid on the starter motor - a couple of times it has helped fiddling with the wires, assuming that the solenoid is located at the left side of the engine.
But where are the wires located, and if it is not loose wire, have the solenoids a history of being faulty? If so, does the whole startermotor need changing or...?
Last time it played up, the starter kicked in, and when the starter cut out momentarily, I kept the ignition on, and the starter kicked in again, only to once again momentarily cut out to once again kick in and then the motor starter - this process taking 10-12 seconds. All the time the ignition key was turned on fully.