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    Default Idle stop wire

    Does anyone know what the cylinder loking thing that is incorporated into the wire feeding the Idle stop solenoid is called, and what does it do???

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    Quote Originally Posted by vddtn1 View Post
    Does anyone know what the cylinder loking thing that is incorporated into the wire feeding the Idle stop solenoid is called, and what does it do???
    It's probably a diode to prevent the collapsing field from the solenoid coil from generating a reverse polarity voltage spike back into the electrical system. We do that all over the place on DC circuits in industry.
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