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Starter solenoid wiring for 1988 lincoln town car , also wiring for starting curcuit of same car, car just makes click noise when trying to start

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SOURCE: 1988 Ford E350 with 2 batteries won't start, just clicks

if it just clicks at selanoid i would check connection at selanoid could have come loose. 2 batterys, only thing i can think of is that there is a lot of electrical componets in the van along with a big gas engine. I don't know of any relays, just get both batterys charged up and i think you will be all right

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SOURCE: 1983 Lincoln Continental/Mark VI STARTER SOLENOID WIRING DIAGRAM NEEDED.

the battery cable should be on one post and the fusible links should be on the same post. the other post should be the starter cable only

Posted on Dec 29, 2008

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SOURCE: 1992 Lincoln Town Car wont start

replce the starter

Posted on Jan 01, 2009

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SOURCE: need a wiring diagram

Unfortunately, this type of information is not provided by the manufacturer's as a download. However, there still remain's a solution. You can go to most automotive supply stores, and purchase manuals for your vehicle that contain step by step proceedure's to repairing almost everything on your car, these manuals usually also detail the electrical wiring in diagrams in the back of the manuals.

You can find these manuals at most automotive stores such as Autozone, Petboys and such. They usually rin from $8 - $20+ depending on how detailed the manuals are.

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SOURCE: 1988 Lincoln town car: starter will not engage

I don't believe there is a relay. Is the shift lever in park or neutral? Have you tried jiggling the shift lever? Check to see if you are getting power from one of the wires that go to the small terminals on the solenoid when the key is turned to start. If not, I suspect the neutral safety switch or the key switch.

Posted on Jul 12, 2009

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