05-12-2018 02:42 PM
05-12-2018 01:53 PM
04-11-2018 11:29 AM
04-10-2018 07:21 PM
That will probably do it, maybe double it up. I kept a short starter ground cable in my tool box to use for those occasions. If the starter turns the engine over every time you jump those posts, the coil section of the switch could be defective, but I would also suggest using a meter to ensure that voltage is arriving at the relay from the ignition switch.
04-10-2018 06:45 PM
04-10-2018 06:42 PM
Yes, it should be located in the battery box. Once you locate it, use a heavy wire to jump across the bigger terminals, and that should engage the starter. The two smaller terminals - one comes from the ignition switch for the positive feed and the other is a ground. So you can see here the additional potential for bad connections on the magnetic relay switch, but usually that switch just gets worn out.
04-10-2018 06:35 PM
04-10-2018 06:23 PM
The problem could be located in the magnetic relay switch, which may be corroded enough to impede the flow of electricity to the solenoid. When turning the ignition key to the start position, that current from the ignition switch travels to the coil section of the magnetic relay which in turn closes its internal switch allowing full current flow to the solenoid.
Then again, the starter solenoid could possibly be defective, but I would inspect the less expensive magnetic relay switch before condeming the starter solenoid. Good luck.
04-10-2018 08:18 AM
While I cant say if there is anything else you can check, I can say that in most cases Cat offers remanufactured starters and in some cases they offer components of the starters as well, so they might offer just the solenoid if that is all you need to replace. That being said, you havent provided enough information to answer the question. Please provide the engine serial# and I am sure someone will be able to answer more definitively.