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How many wires to starter on 1988 mercury topaz

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Hi only 2neg and pos it is earthed when u bolt it in

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Any workshop manual will have this diagram available as all starter motors are wired the same way

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92 Merc Topaz. starter spins,ignition switch is off,disconnected battery to stop starter. relay checks good, starter checks good.

There must be a connection between the battery terminal and the starter terminal, on the starter.
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92 mercury topaz small 4 cyl. I hooked up jumper cables and engine started cranking, no key in ignition. I had installed a new starter, battery and solenoid relay on the fender well 2 months prior. About 2...

It sounds like the ignition switch again, thats the only source for the starter solenoid to power up. I'd disconnect the power to the starter solenoid (ignintion input small wires, not the battery cables). Jumper the battery again, check for power on the solenoid for the ignition feed, if it has power then yes the ignition switch is bypassed somehow. I've seen issues with the back side of the connector going to the ignition switch where the wires are bare from being flexed, the insulation breaks and wires touch each other. Carefully check the condition of the wires going to the ignition switch, if good replace ignition switch again.

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I need to replace the fuel pump on 1988 Topaz 4 door. I have lost my manual. Any instructions?

you are going to need a repair manual, an owners manual does not cover repairs. you can get one on eBay for about 10 bucks, delivered. it will have detailed instructions and may also find a video to watch on youtube.

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93 mercury topaz will not start, battery checked, connections to starter/solenoid checked, how do you check solenoid?

the solenoid will maje no noise or just a click if bad. if good you will hear the sound of the inner plunger retracting with a poping noise
jump the solenoid wire to the battery cable to the starter and see if it works

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it's on the back of the flywheel. Remove air cleaner cover so you can see it. May have t remove plug on bell housing.

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is one wire small and the other bigg wire.if so, yes

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Yes they go to the starter post, they are the power source for the rest of the electrical system, they are called fuse links.

Aug 12, 2008 | 1992 Mercury Topaz

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