International starting problems
I have a 2007 International 4400 commercial cab KME. I love the engine.
However, it has a starting issue. Sometimes it will start fine, but
increasingly one needs to hold the ignition switch into the start position,
and jump the two large terminals on the starter solenoid on the starter.
As soon as you tap the contacts, the solenoid pulls in, and cranks the truck,
you don't need to hold the screwdriver across the contacts till it starts.
Once it starts it is fine. When you turn the switch into the start position, it
activates all the normal engine lights, buzzers etc that normally activate when
turning it to start.
I just want to make sure before we replace that beast - not only is it tough to get
to, it is I am sure expensive. With only a yearly budget to run the entire department of
$6,500.00 I can't afford much.