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Re: WHAT ARE THE RIGHT WIRES THAT GO TO THE SOLINOID
Are we talking starter motor solenoid here? if so both are positive the one from the starter motor goes to the lower the one from the battery goes to the top but it does'nt really matter as there job is only to energise he solenoid
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Have you tested the battery? You may have a bad starter solinoid.
Or a relay from ignition to the starter solinoid. And or bad connections to starter solinoid. The solinoid can be tested if the
battery is good, by a jumper from positive to the small terminal that controls the internals of the solinoid.
Didn't get your model and year. The big wires go one on each side, and it doesn't really matter which side, except if there are more than 2 big wires, and extras go on the same side as the battery wire. The wire to the starter should be by itself on the solenoid terminal. The start wire from the ignition switch goes to the small "S" terminal. If there are more wires for the small terminals, I'll need to know your model and year to tell you where they go. If the car has a ballast resistor, you will have a wire from the solenoid to the ignition coil.
hi, first thing we need to do is DISCONNECT the BATTERY (NEGATIVE (- sign)) HEAVY LEAD.
the SOLINOID has a HEAVY POSITIVE (+) LEAD this is a BOLT on connection and also (normamlly smaller cable (this cable feeds the car POSITIVE (+)) BOTH BOLT on THE SAME terminal ( ring terminals).
the STARTER MOTOR CONNECTS to the other BOLT ON CONNECTION (SINGLE ring terminal) of the SOLINOID.
the other small wire (s) is the (ignition key position starter motor circuit, the colour RED/WHITE or BLUE/WHITE. this is normally a PUSH-ON connector. if you have a BLACK or BROWN WIRE then this is EARTH (GROUND (-))
testing if this do'nt work. check if BOLT-ON CONNECTIONS are TIGHT by HAND.
the solinoid is a remote HEAVY CONTACT SWITCH and has 2 circuits SWITCHES HEAVY CURRENT up to 700 AMPS. and the CONTOL of the KEY to operate from a small wire. gerry
hi, i think you have put the MAIN HEAVY CABLE direct to the STARTER MOTOR on the SOLINOID. this will keep the starter motor running. take battery lead NEGATIVE CABLE OFF the BATTERY, and change the MAIN HEAVY CABLE from the SOLINOID terminal to the other MAIN terminal on the SOLINOID and NORMALLY it SHOULD go with a SLIGHTY (smaller cable this GO'S to the FUSEBOX rest of car POSITIVE FEED). the other small wire is the solinoid START WIRE. the solinoid has 2 circuits the first circuit is HEAVY BATTERY LEAD to 1 terminal on the solinoid. the other side of the solinoid HEAVY CABLE to STARTER MOTOR. this is only 1 side of the SOLINOID (THIS IS A VERY VERY HEAVY SWITCH). the other side of the SOLINOID is the START SIDE (REMOTE CONTACT) of the SOLINOID, by turning the IGNITION KEY to STARTER POSITION, this operates the SOLINOID. this makes contact to run the starter motor. once the connections are done REPLACE NAGATIVE BATTERY LEAD and start the car. gerry
shift solinoids. but first check the transmission fluid. also this has the 4.9l right? auto zone sells shift solinoids for $30 each . if it is 4.9l it has the 4t60e transmission. i think thees shift solinoids are in the side transmission cover. when u replace the solinoids use a multimeter to check the wiring harness. disconnect the wiring harness located on top of tranny. unplugg shift solnoids and conncet multimeter to connector terminals put meeter on continuity it should not beep . if it does internal wiring harness is bad.( BEFOR DOING ABOVE : CHECK PCM CODES. ON INSTRAMENT CLUSTER HOLD WARMER BUTON AND OFF BUTTON DOWN FOR A FEW SECONDS AT THE SAME TIME A SERISE OF CODES SHOULD DISPLAY WRIGHT THEM DOWN AND EMAIL ME AT BRANDONDAY87@YAHOO.COM. FOR FURTHER ASISTANCE.
There is only one wire common to the alternator and starter and this is the main+ wire which goes from the alternator down to the main feed terminal of the starter solenoid from there it runs to the battery + terminal.If you are replacing the cable use one of the same diameter......
standing looking into the engine cavity, the right side of the soliniod goes to the hot side of battery, the l shaped boot goes to the s terminal and all others wires go on left terminal. berrydalewolf
The problem is either the starter solinoid (located on fender near battery) or you are not getting power to the "s" terminal on the starter solinoid from the ignition switch. If you follow the positive battery cable from the battery you'll follow it to the solinoid. Remove the small wire from the terminal marked "s" on the solinoid and using a screwdriver jump from "s" terminal (not the wire) to where positive battery cable connects to solinoid. (with battery connected). If starter doesn't do anything the solinoid is bad. If starter cranks then you are not getting voltage from ignition switch through "s" terminal wire.
Cupwalker There should be 2 wires going to the starter/solenoid. One should be a big heavy duty type battery type wire and the other should be a smaller wire. The large wire goes to the larger of the two lugs. This lug will have a large nut maybe 7/16 size. The smaller wire goes on the smaller lug. Be sure the ground terminal of the battery is disconnected before you do any connecting wires.
Hope this helps Good luck Loringh PS Please give me a rating if appropriate Thks