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Ford Solenoid 4 post wiring diagram

Ford 1985 1987 4 post Solenoid wiring

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SOURCE: Dead Crown Vic keeps crankin'.

the new solonoid should have two large posts and two small cant screw up the installation of the wires on the large try switching the wires from the one small post to the other small post..........(actually on most fords there is only one small wire)

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The two large posts,one is live from the battery,one goes to the starter live.The small posts the posts marked i nedds power from your key switch and the left over post provides power to the ignition system only while the key is in the start position.Hope this helps.

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SOURCE: Where is the solenoid on 1991 ford ranger?

Find the battery,look at the positive battery cable.Follow the positive battery from the battery to the solenoid,should be on right fender well.

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SOURCE: i changed the solenoid in my 97 ford explorer and


this is the wiring of the basic starter motor , it may have small diffences but the logic is there...

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SOURCE: I installed a new side mount, 4 post starter

Solenoid could be stuck due to misalignment of starter to flywheel.

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