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1984 Ford F150 Solenoid

I am replacing the solenoid on an 84 Ford F150. I want to be certain of the wiring for it as this is the third starter relay that's been put on this truck in the last year. The starter relay has the two larger terminals and two smaller terminals. The smaller terminals are labeled "S" and "i". I know where the cables from the starter and battery are supposed to go, and I thought I knew where the small wire with a boot was supposed to snap on, but it doesn't seem to snap on and stay on. Also there is one other smaller wire that has a small ring attached to the end, that was on the same terminal as the positive wire from the battery - is this where this wire goes? Also, which smaller post do I attach the small wire with the boot on it to? And finally, if anyone knows why I keep going through starter relays, that would be a huge help.

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  • mdbaysinger Jan 01, 2009

    Thank you for clarifying where the starter wire goes; I could however, done without the comment about where I need to buy car parts from, for clarification though, each of the three starter relays have come from Napa.

  • Anonymous May 07, 2009

    What wires go on the other larger terminals? I took them off the old solenoid and thought that I had them separated and identified so that I could put them on the new solenoid correctly, but I bumped them and so now I am confused as to which wire goes where. Any help would be great. Is there a place where I can look at a free on-line repair manual?

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    Mine is a 1999 model. Somebody else took the starter off but I now have a new one. What wires should I be looking for? I have three nut and bolt terminals and one spade type terminal. Thank you.


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Small wire with boot goes on the s stud for starter. need to buy relay from a better part store like napa

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