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Wiring for a 1993 ford f150 starter

I replaced tha starter and cant find if i have the correct wires going to the correct terminals on hte starter

installed on the truck there is a top large post and one on the bottom.

i have the red pos cable on the top post and the neg on the post closest to the actual starter. is this correct because the truck still wont start. i already checked the relay and it is ok. thanks for your help.

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the negative wire should be attached under the head of a mounting bolt for the starter
the circuit is that the power goes into the positive terminal ( big terminal) through the solenoid when activated out the second big terminal through the fields and armature to ground
the power to activate the solenoid is either from a power wire from the ignition switch to a small terminal on the solenoid through the windings to ground that activates the solenoid and closes a set of contacts in the solenoid to allow the power across the 2 big terminals

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SOURCE: 1984 Ford F150 Solenoid

small wire with boot goes on the s stud for starter. need to buy relay from a better part store like napa

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this is actually a quotation from a site on the net as i've wondered about it to

"Speaker wire has a mark or strip on one of the conductors this is to indicate polarity of the wire. When installing speakers to the output of an amplifier you need to observe the proper polarity. This is particularly important when installing a surround sound system with front and rear speakers. If the polarity is not followed then the results will be poor balance of sound and even cancellation of some frequencies."


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SOURCE: I have wires missing from

I ended up having the truck towed to a electrical specialist to track down the missing wires. Thanks for your help.

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SOURCE: Need help wiring starter relay (aka/solenoid) on 1991 Ford F-150

the starter cable is on one side by itself all the others are on the same side as the battery

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SOURCE: which terminal on the battery is the ground

grond is the black negative terminal, it is marked -

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