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  • bob neumann May 11, 2010

    What year is the t-bird? What size engine.In most cases on a ford product the positive cable goes to the starter solenoid, then a cable that goes from the solenoid to the starter. there are also two smaller wires that go to the front these are controled by the start circuit of the key switch.



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Positive goes to +ve ( red) and negative goes -ve ( Black)

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It the old days, it was the one at the end of the positive battery cable.
I mean the end of the positive cable that was not hooked to the positive terminal of the battery.
If you have the positive cable running non-stop all the way to the starter, it is attached to the starter solenoid.
The starter solenoid takes the place of the starter relay.
Be blessed.

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I just changed my solinoid on my starter for a 1995 ford e150.when i hook up battery cable it immediatly starts running the starter. is it hooked up wrong or would a switch be bad

it seems like you could have the 12v power wire from the battery connected to the wrong terminal on the solenoid. or there could be a short to power in the switched power wire going to the solenoid. test the wiring, the smaller gauge wiring should have no 12v positive signal with the key not turned to the start position.

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