Ok guys im at a loss on this one.
I've been burning up starter solenoids (fender). I had a water intrusion problem at the GEM which I've swapped with another. With the old GEM and the new GEM I'm reading 5v across ground and the starter solenoid actuator wire.
If I pull the GEM fuse the 5v goes away. Any common places I should look? I really have no idea at this point.
I was pretty sure it was the GEM as when I was having the typical erratic fans, dinging, and other GEM symptoms, the truck would kick the starter on occasionally and the starter solenoid would be hot. This condition occurs with 2 different GEM modules and 2 Fuse blocks.
Now I get a steady 5.5v @.98 amps from the solenoid wire. WTF