Idle solenoid took a dump

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Has anyone repaired an idle solenoid? Loks like the only thing that could go bad is the insulation around the hot wire. Or should I just replace? Can you get one from Toyota??
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I repaired mine by snipping off the pintle. Used to have to do it all the time on Ford Escorts. I believe the soliniod is there for hot shut off emissions, although it could help prevent dieseling as well, especially in countries with crappy fuel.

I had planned on getting a new one eventually, but never did.
 
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Thanks Todd,
I'm going to take the thing off and see if it works. The wire is probably worn bare. Never though about removing the plunger(pintle?)
After I did the HEI swap I had to find a new ignition-on wire for the carb. The insulation was used to being bent one direction and I routed it in a different one. Jim Chenoweth suggested using liquid electrcal tape to reinsulate it. That is cool stuff.
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