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Wiring hook-ups for solenoid 88 mercury (red, black, to battery, to starter motor, ground, etc

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wire from battery to the left post on the solenoid, then another from the right side directly to the starter. the 2 smaller posts on the front of the solenoid are for switched accesories, ( stereo, lighter, ect.) let me know how it goes

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SOURCE: 1994 Grand am starter Wired wrong

All there is to it is 1 Power Cable &Accesories to 1 Big terminal And the small One to S terminal. There Is NO Ground "WIRE" to Starter It Is Grounded BY Being MOUNTED TO ENGINE

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The wires with the large loops go on the big terminal. The purple wire likely is the one with the smaller loop that goes on the right terminal (facing the solenoid). That is ith trigger wire from the ignition key.Do not permit the wires from either terminals to touch.

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there should be a slot for each wire on back of ignition play with them till you get it right cant hurt anything

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SOURCE: 93 mercury topaz will not start, battery checked,

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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Does the neg. battery cable hook to the starter on a 1996 mercury villager? or some where else?

Yes the neg cable is grounded at the starter bolts and also at the frame.
Do you have power coming from the starter relay down to the starter solenoid with the key switch in the start position ?
Do you have headlights when you try to crank the engine ?
Have you tried cranking it in neutral ?

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Ignition starts and clicking sound is strong but motor doesn't turn

Simply a weak battery would be the first logical assumption, then lose wires, or cables, after the the solenoid on the starter. If you have jumper cables see if you can jump start it hook up the positive or red cables to both battery's first then the negative. Pay close attention not to touch them together and not to hook them up backwards on one and correctly on the other you will damage your wiring system, battery, etc. Hope this helps.

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Sparking under vehicle when trying to start. It has a new battery and new cylanoid.

That sounds like a loose cable from the ignition solenoid down at the starter, or the cable between the starter and the starter solenoid is exposed and touching metal ground on the vehicle. Check the condition of the cable to the starter and also be sure that it is tight, and not touching any metal ground surfaces on the vehicle, and if there is nothing wrong with either then the starter is most likely is faulty.


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Am having trouble starting my truck noticed a black wire came off somewhere down toward the starter or the block it is made into the positive side of the wiring that goes to the battery.

Doesn't sound right. Black wire should be attached to negative battery terminal. If cable is large, it might be the ground wire to the starter. Must be attached to the starter with nut on post. The starter will also have a big red wire connected. This wire is hot, and is connected to the starter motor when the solenoid closes (when you turn the key to start, the small wire to the solenoid supplies 12 volts to engage the solenoid).

Aug 22, 2010 | 1990 Dodge Dakota

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Im installing a starter and solenoid back into the car and the cable coming up from the engine block with a red casing is lost?? I have no clue which screw coming off the sylanoid to attach this cord to....

The starter wiring is not that difficult, and the wire with the small eyelet connector goes to the small "S" terminal on the starter solenoid.

The positive battery cable and any other wires with the large eyelet connectors connect together at the large upper main terminal on the starter solenoid.

Any ground strap if the vehicle has one would be used at one of the starter mounting bolts to help ground the starter motor, here is a diagram of your starter to help assist you, and let me know if you require any further assistance.


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Hook up battery and car tries to start without key wiring wrong

There is no 'ground' ... the car is the common ground. You are truing to hool the starter to the hot battery. The starter must be connected to the start solenoid (starter sice).

Please go to the library and look at a Motors Manual. If you keep stabbing at this, you will get seriously hurt. Batatery coule explode ... starter might actually start the engine while you are working on it.

Get more information on this before you get hurt.

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How to remove starter from 1993 mercury sable

Before removing the starter for repair or replacement, check the condition of all circuit wiring for damage. Inspect all connections to the starter motor, relay, ignition switch, and battery, including all ground connections. Clean and tighten all connections as seen fit.

Also keep in mind that the heavy gague input lead to the starter solenoid is hot at all times. Be careful to ensure the protective cap is installed over the terminal and replaced after service.
1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.

Note: When the battery has been disconnected and reconnected, some abnormal driveablilty symptoms may occur while the PCM relearns its adaptive strategy. It usually take about 10 miles of driving to relearn it, so take it easy.

2. Raise and safely support the vehicle.

3. Disengage the starter cable and the push-on connector from the starter solenoid.

4. Remove the upper and lower retaining bolts, then remove the starter motor from the vehicle.

5. Position the starter motor to the engine , then install the upper and lower retaining bolts finger tight.

6. Tighten the retaining bolts to 15-20 ft. pounds.

7. Engage the starter solenoid connector, making sure to push straight on until it locks into position, you will hear it click.

8. Install the starter calbe nut to the starter solenoid B terminal. Tighten the nut to 80-120 in. pounds, then install the red starter solenoid safety cap.

9. Lower the vehicle, then connect the negative battery cable.

Nov 22, 2009 | 1993 Mercury Sable

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I took the starter off and iknow i have a ground wire to put on behind the starter on the tranmission, and i know that the red wire goes on thee another cable that is black and i want to know if that wire...

The red wire is NOT a ground wire It's the live one It goes on the starter solenoid terminal The large Black one is the ground wire which will either go on the end of the motor or on a mounting bolt DON'T ground the red one You'll have a fire not to mention computer fryups etc

Oct 23, 2009 | 2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser

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Subaru ea81 starter solenoid wiring diagram

Some starter solenoids are mounted on the fender near the battery and some are on the starter itself.

Typically the ones mounted on the fender have two larger posts and one smaller post. For the larger posts: One connects strait to the positive post on the battery. The other connects strait to the starter. The smaller post connects to the neutral safety switch which connects to the start position of the ignition switch. Here is a diagram. Make sure the solenoid is grounded good.

For the solenoid that is mounted on the starter: Connect the positive post of the battery to the large post on the starter. Connect smaller neutral safety switch/ignition switch wire to the smaller post.

Here is a diagram if you have both solenoids

Don't forget to hook backup any other wires that were hooked to the positive side of battery/solenoid like alternator wire etc.

Sep 11, 2009 | 1987 Subaru Brat

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Starter solenoid - how to replace

Section 03-06: Starting System 1996 Taurus, Sable Workshop Manual REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION Starter Motor Removal
    Disconnect the battery ground cable (14301). Refer to Section 14-01 .
  1. Raise the vehicle on a hoist. Refer to Section 00-02 .
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    Disconnect engine control sensor wiring and starter battery cable from starter solenoid.
  1. Remove upper and lower retaining bolts.
  1. Remove starter motor.

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