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Going to check if i can see anything thanx for the helpIf the coil is rated at 12v, you can test it with a car battery. Should be able to hear and feel the moving part - the armature - inside. And the coil contact wires might produce a small spark when you make & break contact with your 12v battery.
Rather than the coil burning out, it is more likely that the armature has jammed ( stuck off ), or that the contacts inside have burnt. If you can get inside the end where the two bolts are, and they are not totally burned away, you may be able to clean up the contacts.
Thanx for the infoNot sure if you can salvage that. Maybe a thin grinding disc on a Dremel could be used to clean up the four contacts ( two moving with the armature, two fixed on the bolts in the plastic end-piece ). A clean-up might make it work whilst you look out for a replacement at a fairer price.
If this is confirmed as a 12v contactor, you could substitute a solenoid from a car starter motor. On older cars, there were self-contained solenoid switches wired between the battery and the starter motor. More modern cars have pre-engaged starters, where the solenoid moves the pinion into position with the ring gear, but they still also have a pair of heavy-duty contacts. At least, you may be able to steal the contacts off the car starter solenoid and fit them to your original one.