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How do i bridge the starter in 1998 f150 5pd to get the truck started by myself

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Most starters come with the solenoid attached to them. Need to place one end of a wire on the power terminal and with ignition in the on position, touch other end of wire to solenoid terminal. Engine should turn over, but be very careful to not touch anything else.

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