Hooking up wires to battery, solenoid, altornater and starter
Need a diagram for a 1991 ford f150 truck. i need to know which wires hook up to which side of the solenoid example which side of the solenoid does the positive battery cable goes on which side of the solenoid? also if the battery has a charge in it why does not the inside lights work?
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Hi from the uk if you look at startermotor solenoid you will see two large threaded terminals with nuts? and a third small terminal either spade or round terminal ok? now you should see thet one of large terminals already has a metal or braides strap secured to it and the actual startermotor body? LEAVE THIS ALONE the other large terminal is the one you fit the positive+ lead to from battery also there should be another lead to also attach to same terminal this one supplies power for vehicles electrics etc ensure you secure these with nut ok? now the third small spade or post terminal you will hav a thin wire nearby ?this attaches to thisterminal on its own on solenoid this wire is the one that activates starter when ignition is turned to key start position ok? as for interior light not working ? try again when you complete the above also make sure bulb is ok? ps! before you reconnect starter wires ensure the earth/ground lead is disconnected from battery and when reconnecting battery connect positive lead first then the earth lead or if you try other way you will have sparking from pos lead as you try connecting to battery hope this info is clear instructios for you to follow and wish you luck best wishes from england
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There is a common issue with this year and I have run into it maybe 100 times, The ignition starter switch (located near the bottom top of the steering column) is defective, the switch halves come apart and this causes a no start. Hook a test light up to the fender solenoid, when the key is held in start position the little wire (solenoid signal wire) should light a 12 volt test light, if not you are not getting any power from the ignition starter switch. The switch is very cheap and easy to replace.
Use a Ford remote starter solenoid, here is a Standard brand part number and where to order it cheap.
Below is a simple wiring diagram of a remote starter solenoid, since you say the new starter will not have a solenoid hook directly to the starter B+ battery post. Mount the remote solenoid as close as possible to the starter, use bulk battery cable or see if they sell it in made up sizes of different lengths. Use the right color cable which is red (B+)
This is the part you need.. STANDARD MOTOR PRODUCTS Part #SS598T ( T-Series)
Below is a picture o the Ford solenoid you need.
Hi, if you have the solenoid on the fender, connect the big wire from the battery on one side and the big wire to the starter on the other side. It doesn't really matter which side, but if there are additional wires that fit on a big terminal, they go along with the battery wire. The smaller terminal marked "S" gets the wire from the ignition switch (via the safety interlock switch). If there is another small terminal on the solenoid, it either goes to the ignition coil or is not used. Please let me know if you have any questions and thanks for using FixYa.
typically, there are three possible connections at the starter. viewing the solenoid from the connection side, there are connections at 12 and 6 o'clock. (battery in and starter out) , and one or two smaller connections.
The connection at the 2 o'clock position energizes the solenoin and the one at 10 o'clock provides ingition resistor bypass, during starting.
Sometimes there is more than one wire hooked up to the 12 o'clock position...
And be sure to disconnect the battery negative connection, but you knew that, correct?
Some starter solenoids are mounted on the fender near the battery and some are on the starter itself.
Typically the ones mounted on the fender have two larger posts and one smaller post. For the larger posts: One connects strait to the positive post on the battery. The other connects strait to the starter. The smaller post connects to the neutral safety switch which connects to the start position of the ignition switch. Here is a diagram. Make sure the solenoid is grounded good.
For the solenoid that is mounted on the starter: Connect the positive post of the battery to the large post on the starter. Connect smaller neutral safety switch/ignition switch wire to the smaller post.