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89 F-350 solenoid shorts out

Tightened the flywheel and now if the starter is used for more than 30 seconds it shorts out the Solenoid. I even went to ford and bought their 60.00 version and it lasted 20-30 seconds..

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You shouldn't be holding the starter engaged for that long. have the starter checked and see if it is pulling more amps then it should too

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all I had to do on a sable was to replace the belt but look at the battery there should be a wire coming from the battery going to another solenoid mounted under the hood and then going down to the starter get a 12 volt tester and see if you have power going to this solenoid cause it could be dead on one end and not going down to the starter

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SOURCE: removed starter solenoid from 1991 ford f350

The battery cable goes on the large post nearest the battery,and all others,except for one small wire made to fit the small terminal.The cable going to the starter goes on the large post on the other side of where you put the battery cable on,the opposite side

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SOURCE: I picked up a 1988 Ford F150 6cy and the starter solenoid missing

I have provided an image that will assist you and it will connect like so;

1. Connection 1 should have the Pos. (+) battery cable and all of the wires with the large eyelet connectors from the wiring harness connected to it, except for the large cable that runs down to the starter.

2. Connection 2 should only have the large cable going down to the starter connected to it, and there should be no other wire connected there.

3. Connection 3 is the "S" terminal on the starter solenoid, and it is the wire with the small push on connector that is hot only when the key is in the "start" position, usually it is a red wire with a blue stripe, but that is not always the case.

4. Connection 4 is the "I" connection on the starter solenoid and it feeds current back into the ignition, and it is not used on a lot of vehicles after 1981, but if your vehicle has it it will be a small push on connector that will not have any power from it at all, and it will usually be a black wire with a white stripe, but that is not always so.








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SOURCE: where is epc solenoid located on 98 ford f-150

just pull the pan and it's the solenoid next to the linkage it's a round canister with two 90degree prongs when you get done pull the pos battery cable this should reset the computer and take care of any codes.

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Okay it says you checked starter motor and it tested good. what test did you perform? A bench test would tell you if solenoid is good or bad. Try this With starter in vehicle and key on, jump positive power to solenoid it should spin and engage flywheel and start vehicle

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The fault may come from a faulty starter solenoid. If the solenoid is weak there will be no enough power to kick the engine's flywheel even there's new battery installed. Please have the starter solenoid replaced and observe how it goes.

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How do I REPLACE A STATER


Please see my tip at http://www.fixya.com/cars/r5973094-starter_replace . If you get stuck, please get back to me. Exact procedure from autozone.com is pasted below.
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  1. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable Radiator air baffle, for clearance if necessary Flywheel inspection cover bolts Flywheel inspection cover Electrical connections from the starter motor Starter motor mounting bolts Starter motor
To install:
  1. Install or connect the following:
    NOTE Before installing the starter motor to the engine, tighten the nut next to the cap on the solenoid BAT terminal. If this terminal is not tight in the solenoid cap, the cap may be damaged during installation of electrical connections and cause the starter motor to fail later.

    Starter motor Starter motor mounting bolts and tighten the bolts to 30 ft. lbs. (40 Nm) Electrical connection to the battery terminal on the solenoid and tighten the battery terminal nut to 13 ft. lbs. (17 Nm) Electrical connections to the S terminal on the solenoid and tighten solenoid S terminal nut to 27 inch lbs. (3 Nm) Flywheel inspection cover Flywheel inspection cover bolts Radiator air baffle, if removed
  2. Connect the negative battery cable

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1989 ford bronco full size 5.8 L V8 I tried to start it... the starter didnt stop turning and kept going even when i took the key out.. wouldnt stop and went until it killed my battery


Just answered identical problem in another make of vehicle. There are 2 possibilities for your problem. A bad Keyswitch and/or a bad Starter Solenoid. I assume your Bronco did not start, which is a good thing. You could have damaged the teeth on the flywheel if the engine started.

You may need to replace the Keyswitch. It is suppose to send a signal to the "tickler" wires on the Solenoid, connecting the Battery to the Starter. Either the Keyswitch shorted and continued to power the Solenoid, or the Solenoid shorted and Welded a connection after the Keyswitch was turned OFF.

Remove the small wires to the Solenoid. If the Solenoid is welded internally, the Battery will spark when you try to connect the Battery cables and the Starter will spin. This would mean the Keyswitch may still be good, do not reattach the small wires yet.

You would need a testlight or Voltmeter to test each small "tickler" wire by attaching the testlight to a Ground and the other end to the tickler wire. When you turn the Key to Start, the light should Glow. It should not Glow all the time.

My advice is to replace both the Keyswitch and the Solenoid because of the wear they encountered with the malfunction. Then when you get the Bronco to start, go to Autozone or Oreillys for a Starter draw test to see if the Starter was damaged by your other problems. Both of those Parts stores test and scan for free.

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I need help findind my starter on my 1995 monte carlo its 3.4 v6 engine could you please help me with a diagram showing where abouts it is? Thank you


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  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the engine oil cooler assembly.
  3. If equipped with an automatic transaxle, unfasten the flywheel inspection cover bolts, then remove the cover.
  4. Detach the electrical connections from the starter.

  1. Unfasten the starter motor retaining bolts, then remove the starter.


  2. To install:

    WARNING Before installing the starter to the engine, make sure the electrical terminals are secure by tightening the nut next to the cap on the solenoid battery terminal. If this terminal is not tight, starter damage may occur.
    1. Secure the electrical terminal on the solenoid. Tighten the solenoid battery terminal inside nut to 84 inch lbs. (9.5 Nm). -27 inch lbs. (22-27 Nm).
    2. Position the starter motor, then install the retaining bolts. Tighten the bolts to 32 ft. lbs. (43 Nm).
    3. If equipped, install the flywheel inspection cover and tighten the retaining bolts to 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm).
    4. Install the engine oil cooler assembly
    5. Connect the negative battery cable.



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Removal & Installation - Starter
  1. Before servicing the vehicle.
  2. Remove or disconnect the following:
    Negative battery cable Radiator air baffle assembly
    Electrical connections Torque converter cover Starter
To install:
  1. Install or connect the following:
    Starter. Torque the bolts to 35 ft. lbs. (47 Nm). Torque converter cover Solenoid -BAT- terminal. Torque the nut to 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm). Solenoid -S- terminal. Torque the nut to 27 inch lbs. (3 Nm). Radiator air baffle assembly Negative battery cable
  2. Perform a charging system test and verify the starter is operating properly
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Fig. Showing the starter motor location and electrical connections
  1. Before servicing the vehicle.
  2. Remove or disconnect the following:
    Negative battery cable Radiator air baffle, for clearance if necessary Flywheel inspection cover bolts Flywheel inspection cover Electrical connections from the starter motor Starter motor mounting bolts Starter motor
To install:
  1. Install or connect the following:
    NOTE Before installing the starter motor to the engine, tighten the nut next to the cap on the solenoid BAT terminal. If this terminal is not tight in the solenoid cap, the cap may be damaged during installation of electrical connections and cause the starter motor to fail later.

    Starter motor Starter motor mounting bolts and tighten the bolts to 30 ft. lbs. (40 Nm) Electrical connection to the battery terminal on the solenoid and tighten the battery terminal nut to 13 ft. lbs. (17 Nm) Electrical connections to the S terminal on the solenoid and tighten solenoid S terminal nut to 27 inch lbs. (3 Nm) Flywheel inspection cover Flywheel inspection cover bolts Radiator air baffle, if removed
  2. Connect the negative battery cable

Hope helps, remember rated this.

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How do I change a starter in a 1989 5.2 liter dodge ram truck?


REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
Gasoline Engines



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Fig. 13: Disconnect the wires attached to the starter solenoid to facilitate removal
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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Fig. 14: Unbolt the starter from the vehicle

  1. Remove the cable from the starter.

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Fig. 15: Once detached, remove the starter from the vehicle


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Fig. 16: Exploded view of the starter mounting-2.5L engine
  1. Disconnect the solenoid leads at their solenoid terminals. If necessary, tag then to avoid confusion when re-installing.
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Fig. 17: Attach the starter wire connector to the terminals as shown-V6 and V8 engines


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Fig. 18: To remove the starter, unbolt the mounting hardware shown-V6 and V8 engines


On 4WD Dakota models with the V6 engine, the starter is removed from above. On these models you will have to disconnect the steering gear and position the shaft out of the way to gain working clearance.
  1. Remove the starter attachment bolts and withdraw the starter from the engine flywheel housing. On some models with automatic transmissions, the oil cooler tube bracket will interfere with the starter removal. In this case, remove the starter attachment bolts, slide the cooler tube bracket off the stud, and then withdraw the starter.
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Fig. 19: When detached, pull the starter away from the engine and remove it from the vehicle-2WD Dakota model shown

To install:

  1. Be sure that the starter and flywheel housing mating surfaces are free of dirt and oil to make a good electrical contact.
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Fig. 20: Install the starter motor on the 4WD Dakota from above as shown
  1. Slide the starter in place, secure using the bolts and washers removed. Tighten the bolts to 50 ft. lbs. (68 Nm). Connect wires and battery cable end at the starter.
  2. If removed for clearance, reconnect the steering column shaft.
  3. Secure the oil cooler bracket if equipped. Connect the negative battery cable on the battery.
When tightening the mounting bolt and nut on the starter, hold the starter away from the engine for the correct alignment.

Diesel Engines

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Raise the truck and support it safely on jackstands.
  3. Disconnect and label the wires at the starter motor.
  4. Remove the attaching bolt, nut and washer, then lift the starter and solenoid assembly from the engine.
To install:
  1. Before installing the starter motor, be sure the mounting surface on the drive end housing and the flywheel housing are clean, to ensure good electrical contact.
  2. When tightening the attaching bolt and nut, hold the starter away from the engine to ensure the proper alignment. Tighten the bolts to 32 ft. lbs. (43 Nm).
  3. Attach the wiring at the starter. Tighten the solenoid connection to 44 inch lbs. (5 Nm). Tighten the battery cable at the starter motor to 16 ft. lbs. (22 Nm).
  4. Attach the negative battery cable.
SOLENOID REPLACEMENT
Chrysler Corp. for 1989-91 models did provide replaceable solenoids for the starter motors covered by this information. However since 1992, the manufacturer no longer recommends replacement of individual components, even if the later unit has the same part number of a formerly serviceable unit. Chrysler now simply calls for replacement of the entire starter assembly if the solenoid is found faulty.

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Fig. 21: Starter electrical connections and mounting bolt locations-diesel engine


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Honda Accord/Prelude 1984-1995 Repair Guide

Starter
Accords and Preludes may be fitted with either a direct-drive starter or a gear reduction starter. The differences are internal and depend on the manufacturer of the starter.

The two units are similar in operation and service. Both starters are 4-pole, series wound, DC units to which an outboard solenoid is mounted. When the ignition switch is turned to the START position, the solenoid armature is drawn in, engaging the starter pinion with the engine flywheel. When the starter pinion and flywheel are fully engaged, the solenoid armature closes the main contacts for the starter, causing the starter to crank the engine


When the engine starts, the increased speed of the flywheel causes the gear to overrun the starter clutch and rotor. The gear continues in full mesh until the ignition is released from the START to the ON position, interrupting the starter current. A spring then returns the gear to its neutral position.


REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
  1. Disconnect both battery terminals, negative first.
  2. Disconnect the large cable from the starter motor; label and disconnect the wiring to the starter solenoid. Certain engine/transmission combinations have an engine harness secured in a clip on the starter or transaxle. Remove the harness from the clip and position it out of the way.
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Fig. 1: Gear reduction starter used on some Honda models

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Fig. 2: Direct-drive starter used on some Honda models
  1. Remove the starter motor by loosening the attaching bolts.
To install:
  1. To install, reverse the removal procedures. Tighten the starter-to-engine bolts to 47 ft. lbs. (64 Nm) on the Accord V-6 and 32 ft. lbs. (45 Nm) on other models.
  2. Connect the wiring to the starter securely.
  3. Connect the battery cables, positive cable first.
STARTER SOLENOID REPLACEMENT
  1. Remove the starter from the vehicle.
  2. Remove the screws securing the solenoid to the starter housing.
  3. Pull out the solenoid. On the Nippodenso type, there is a spring on the shaft and a steel ball at the end of the shaft, be sure not to lose them. On the Mitsuba type, move the solenoid away from the plane of the armature to disengage it from the solenoid lever.
To install:
  1. Install the solenoid with a new gasket (if equipped). On the Mitsuba type, make certain the lever is correctly installed to, and engaged with, the lever. On the Nippodenso unit, make certain the steel ball and spring are correctly placed. All the sliding surfaces of the solenoid should be lightly greased before installation.
  2. Tighten the retaining screws until snug.
  3. Install the starter.
Good luck (remember rated and comment this post).

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It sounds like you have either the Starter motor is shorting in side so taking out to many amps out of battery OR the battery isent up to 100% of 12 volts and down to 11.5 volts.
So get the battery check out first if ok then go to starter motor.

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The new starter will come with shims, thin strips of metal. These are for getting the right distance between the starter gear and the flywheel. Hopefully you won't need them. But if the new starter is noisy when mounted, shim it some.

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