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What is the wire (with a plug on the end) that comes from the starter on a 1996 ford taurus? Its not the wire that leads to the battery...

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That is the starter solenoid trigger wire from the ignition switch

Posted on Sep 08, 2010

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  • tomdusick Sep 08, 2010

    How/where do I reconnect it?

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    yadayada Sep 08, 2010

    it goes to the terminal on the starter marked "S"

  • tomdusick Sep 08, 2010

    Thank you so much! I'm assuming, though, that if the starter is shot, reconnecting it won't help... But when it gets replaced, it needs to connect to "s", correct?

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    yadayada Sep 08, 2010

    correct. please take the time to rate my help.

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Might you be talking about the wire from the starter switch? jumpering it to the pos cable connection would engage the starter

Posted on Sep 08, 2010

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follow the positive cable from battery, and you will find it ! did you change starter solinoid with the starter! the clicking and will not turn over is caused by battery, starter solinoid, or bad battery cable. The starter solenoid on many Ford vehicle's is on the inner fender well, The terminals should be free of corrosion and should tighten up well.
When the connections are tight you should not be able to twist them by hand.

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1996 Ford Taurus LX wagon. 3.0L 24v Duratec. Stalled leaving red light then no power at all. Towed home. Starter tests passed at home by manually putting power from B+ to 's' clip on starter. Starter also...


I would look at the positive cable at the battery and at the starter. Pull the cabel off and a continuity test to see if the wire has a internal break if the wire gets even a pinhole it can build corrosion on the inside of the wire and when a current is put through it it seperates (from the resistance and arc from corrosion) causing the wire to seperate internaly.

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Sounds like a bad earth/neutral, go round all the main wiring from battery to starter alternater ect,, and double check the connections,
Hope this helps
Steve

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I have a 2004 Mercury Sable which is just like it and recently had this problem. It ended up being the starter solenoid. I hope this helps you!

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check to see if your model of taurus has a starter solenoid. It acts like a on/off switch, when you turn the key. its a cheap and easey replacement and if it works good to go. it not check your ground and possative cable. The possative cable usualy goes to the solenoid on most Fords, NOT Always. if the possative does go to the solenoid then it will go to the starter and some other things also. The ground goes from the battery to the engine block. REMOVE THEM AND CLEAN THEM THOROUGHLY. This is where I would start. Also have our battery checked. It could be just that simple. Check your fuses, also.

if this does not work edit your question with more detail and I will try to answer more.

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