My friend and I recently tried to investigate why his dad's '98 Pajero wasn't starting after heavy rains.
After establishing that the starter relay was fine, I was hoping that tapping the starter with a hammer would help revive the starter, but it refused to turn over.
His dad ultimately had to call in a mechanic, who used a screwdriver to somehow jolt the starter to life.
My understanding is that the screwdriver was used to jump the solenoid, but I want to know what to look out for. There appear to be more than just two terminals on a solenoid. A picture with annotations would be much appreciated here, along with instructions for how to jump a solenoid.