Had a "holy shit, that actually works" moment with my van last night.
On my way to dropping it off for its yearly VA inspection, I stopped at the gas station like any normal day. 30 gallons of dino juice later, I'm ready to head to the shop to drop it off. Except, I turn the key, and...nothing.
But wait, the stereo's on, and all the accessory lights too.
Grabbed my hammer out of the toolbox, whacked the starter twice, and she fired right up.
So, yeah, hitting the starter with a hammer actually works. Fingers crossed the starter/solenoid replacement in a 1994 ford e250 is cheap and everything is up to par before my trip to Deep Creek Lake this weekend.
Happy Tuesday, everyone.