300 Tdi starting issue...
I have a 300 Tdi in my 93 RRC. It randomly has a starting issue where you turn the key and it takes a few seconds before the starter turns. Every once and a while it will not turn over at all and it takes a few cycles of turning the switch on and off to get it to work. I replaced the back plastic part of the ignition switch last year. I just pulled the wire from the starter relay to the starter solenoid and cleaned it off and made sure it is tight. Still getting the same thing.
When it does this the lights and everything are fine and once the starter begins spinning it turns over at normal speed. It is just a delay from when you turn the key to when the starter turns. It is very intermittent when this happens. Most the time all is fine.
So far it has always started, but it makes me nervous. Is there a way to clean out the inside of the starter solenoid or just replace it?
Thanks in advance for any direction on this.