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yes, the solenoid is a replaceable part. it runs about $50. when you remove the starter assembly, it is attached to it. you can test it by removing the starter, and then removing the solenoid. (it's the smaller cylinder of the two). ground the case of the solenoid and apply 12v to the screw terminal. if it doesn't click, you need a new one.
i replaced my solenoid and brush assembly, but some of the contacts on the armature had broken off, and it got jammed again pretty quickly. i ended up just buying a new starter from autozone for $120 or something with a lifetime warranty.
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2006 toyota corolla s - 1995 toyota supra turbo 6spd - 1993 nissan altima (gifted) - 1990 suzuki gs500 - 1989 dodge daytona (donated) - 1986 nissan 300zx (totalled)