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How do the wires go on the solenoid on a 94

I REPLACED THE TERMINALS AND THE STARTER SOLENOID ON A 94 AEROSTAR BUT MY PROBLEM IS WHEN I GO TO CONNECT THE BATTERY TERMINALS IT STARTS TURNING OVER WITH NO KEY IN THE IGNITION DID I MIX UP THE WIRES OR WHAT IM SO FREAKIN CONFUSED ANYBODY HAVE ANY ANSWERS THEY CAN HELP ME WITH ? THANKS GUYS

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Most starters have one large wire ( the same size that goes to the positive side of the starter) and another wire (which is smaller) that goes to the ignition switch and only receives power when the key is in the crank position. So if those two wires end up touching each other somehow, then that is exactly what would happen. When you connect the battery terminals the starter will engage and try to start. Originally I don't know why you replaced the solenoid, but a cracked electrical portion of the ignition switch will do the same thing. So what I am saying is if you replaced your old solenoid because it burned out, there is always that possibility that your ignition switch was faulty and burned it out. Good Luck. Hope this was a little helpful.

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Your sylanoid on your starter iis stuck. You can replace synoid but better to replace complete starter. Good luck

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Hi Ray:
I'd start by doing a power check from the battery to the starter,
- Battery - charged, connected, terminals good, wires good, ground cable connected to engine/frame?
- Heavy red wire connected to solenoid, and from solenoid to starter?
- Solenoid function check - small terminal to positive - if it works then check power source from ignition switch - if it doesn't, short across thick wire terminals. - if it works then solenoid is the problem.
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1 Faulty ignition switch - either replace or, if you're mechanically minded, try to strip the switch and clean the contacts. This is a tricky fix because these switches are not made to be serviced.
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  1. Raise and support the vehicle.
  2. Inspect the starter and solenoid for corrosion or looses connections.
  3. Lower the vehicle.
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  6. If the engine does not crank, or the solenoid chatters, check the wiring and connectors from the relay to the solenoid for loose or corroded connections. Particularly the starter terminals.
  7. Repeat the test. If the engine still fails to crank properly, trouble is within the starter or solenoid.

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