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I need to install a starter solenoid on a 1990 ford ranger. the old one had the positive battery cable, and the fuse box cable going to the terminal closest to the battery. the cable from the starter was going to the other terminal. i bought a new solenoid whose instructions have the connections reversed on the main terminals. how do i know which is correct? if incorrect, will the truck not start?

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Maybe you bought the wrong part, take the old part to auto parts store where you bought it and compare it. on this older model vehicles it is unusual for parts no to be the same.

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I would suggest to reconnect the wires the way the were before one the old one. if you reverse them the truck may not start because teh fuse box will only be powered when your cranking the engine . as soon as you let go of the key you loose power to the fuse box.

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