You are not listening, the starter has 1 power source, it is a direct 12v (normally 4 gauge or better) power wire that runs directly to the battery, the solenoid wire (the wire that you bypassed) only moves the drive gear into position and closes an internal switch that sends 100% battery power into the starter motor. What you did is simply by pass the ignition solenoid wire. If the solenoid clicks, your problem is the main power supply to the starter. Check the power wire from the battery to the starter and/or the engine ground.
Last edited by Starmavin; 06-06-2007 at 12:39 AM.