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Installed new solenoid on fender inside dont have any power to any thing on the car except able to start auto with positive and negitive terminals on solenoid

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The neutral safety switch is located in the shifter housing.

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Hi I'm litoshop if you connected the wires exactly the same way the old solenoid was connected then you have a bad solenoid if the parts are not oem you can get a lot of bad after market parts I prefer original parts to avoid these kind of problems, But if your not sure about the wiring then I need to know how many wires connected to the solenoid what year and engine is your car so I can help you. if this information has been useful please let us know thank you

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your barking up the wrong gum tree witht the starter motor ,you have an electrical supply problem on the battery terminal area with more than one wire connected or a dodgy earth cable from the engine to the chassis .i would be inclined to check and fit another earth cable from a good connection on the engine -(bell housing) and run it back to battery terminal to eliminate all posibilitys .before anything else ,make you own if you have to but only use copper cable .this is my last question for tonight ,have to go pick er indoors up from work now

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SOURCE: i need to install a starter solenoid on a 1990

Maybe you bought the wrong part, take the old part to auto parts store where you bought it and compare it. on this older model vehicles it is unusual for parts no to be the same.

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Hello; what happens when you turn the ignition key to the start position? Are you getting a clicking sound? If so, it is most likely the starter solenoid that has gone on the fritz. The starter solenoid is located on the passenger side fender well inside the engine compartment. Sometimes, lightly tapping the solenoid with the handle end of a screwdriver will jostle it to work- DO NOT HIT IT'll break the housing. Try jumping out the solenoid with the long shaft of the screw driver by turning the ignition key to the run position (where all the dash lights turn on), then jump out the solenoid; if the engine starts to turn over, you've isolated the problem. Replace the solenoid with a genuine Ford replacement part; don't use third party ones that can be purchased cheaply at an auto parts store. They don't last very long since they CANNOT handle the high current flowing to the starter, Let me know how you made out with your repair project; best wishes. BTW, if it is helpful, snap a photo of the solenoid before removing any terminals from it in case you forgot which wire goes where.

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Put in a new battery last November and now you go to start it it just clicks

Check the battery terminals,and battery posts, they may need to be cleaned. Your local parts store sells a battery post and terminal cleaner brush. When disconnecting the battery besure not to cause any sparks and if you smoke put it out before starting any battery maintence. Take the negative terminal off first, clean but dont put it back on yet. take the positive terminal of and clean both the terminal and the battery post.. Have someone with a volt meter check the voltage in the battery, if it measures 12volts, if available, then install the positive terminal first, then the negative post last taking care not to create any sparks. Once that is done try to start the car. If it starts, you have fixed it. If not, then you will have to move on to the starter solenoid.on the left inner fender, the other end of the positive batery terminal cable hooks to it. Again take the negative battery terminal off and replace the solenoid. Pay close attention where the wires came off of. Once you have replaces the solenoid, hook the negative terminal back on to the battery. This should take care of the problem, If not then you have to take the starter off and take it to you local parts store and have it tested they will tell you if it is bad. That is the last thing in the starting circuit that will cause the clicking noise. I hope this information help you to sovle you problem.

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My car trys to start when my keys arent in it and right when i conneect my negitive side wires to the battery

You will need to replace the starter solenoid near the battery positive attached to the inner fender, the positive cable goes to the solenoid, the contacts are burned closed in the solenoid. It is very cheap. see picture below.

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I have a 1988 ford f150 and I only am getting 7v at the s terminal on the right fender start solinoid. I need a wiring dia. to chase the problem

Is your battery fully charged? Are your battery terminals clean and tight? Is the battery ground solid ... negative wire not damaged, not corroded and solidly fastened to the engine and body of the truck?

Is the "s" terminal the start terminal? Is that where you are reporting the 7 volts DC? Is there 12 volts on the other side of the solenoid? This 7 volts, you read this with the key turned to the vehicle 'start' position and the starter wold not turn over? Is this the terminal where the big cable goes to the starter? If yes, I would suggest there is an internal problem with the solenoid. To prove, with a battery jumper cable, jump one side to the other. IF YOU DO THIS - MAKE SURE THE TRUCK IS IN PARK OR NEUTRAL (STICK). THE STARTER MOTOR WILL TURN THE ENGINE OVER (AND IF A STICK AND IN GEAR, THE CAR WILL LEAP) BUT THE ENGINE WILL NOT RUN BECAUSE THE IGNITION IS OFF.

There is not much os a schematic needed to do this job. The cable runs from the battery to the start solenoid. With few exceptions, all power in the car comes off the battery side of the start solenoid. You will fins a sire that goes from this location to the fuse panel.

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You need to check and see if when you turn the key to start that you get current at the starter soldnoid. If not check the safty switch and the ignition switch. If you get current check and see if it goes thru to the starter if not replace soldnoid if it does check the starter itself. These are all electrical and can fail at any time without any warning. Good luck.

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Ford does not put the solenoid on the starter itself, so then it is just a relay, usually on a fender. It will have 4 wires. Two thick ones from the battery and to the starter. And 2 thin ones from ignition switch and to ground.

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so did this problem just happen or did you do some wiring repairs??. on a 1977 the only solenoid should be the fender. I dont have a wiring diagram that old. if it just happened there is a small wire on the solenoid on the fender, unhook this wire, and see if it happens again. if the starter does not engage then you may have a ign switch problem, if it still engages then the solenoid is bad.

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