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My battery just drains on my simplicity and I have a new battery is it the ignition solenoid?

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No... i would be looking at a inoperative charging system first, then check the key switch

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I need the wiring diagram for the solenoid/1999 16hp hydronamic Simplicity

The two big terminals are one fom the battery and the other to the starter.
The two smaller ones one comes from the ignition switch and the other might just be a ground.
Test becareful is hook the battery and starter wires up; take a wire and stick one on the battery terminal and tap each of the smaller terminals; when you get a click that will and should fire the stater; make sure it is out of gear or it will start. remember that terminal and hook the ignition key to it. check the other smaller terminal is or isn't a ground one.

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To find the Solenoid, follow the plus (+) cable from the battery. The other end will connect to the Solenoid. By the way, if you want to test your battery or ignition switch you can touch a piece of metal to both of the terminals on the Solenoid. Be careful of sparks. You could also disconnect the battery wire from the Solenoid and touch it to the other terminal on the Solenoid (which goes to the starter) If the battery is ok this will make the starter turn over even if the key is turned off. If turning the key is not causing the starter to operate, you could turn on the key and start the engine using the two methods I described above. The Solenoid is just a device to make a connection from the battery to the starter.
Touching a piece of metal, like a screwdriver for instance, to both terminals just bypasses the solenoid and sends twelve volts to the starter.

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I have a 91 f-150 and the it has problems with solenoids .its a brand new solenoid jus put on last week and a brand new one was on it jus before this one and it went bad to kept draining the battery. the...

Unfortunately it sounds like a defective solenoid.

You might want to consider spending the higher ticket price for an OEM part in this case, and before you put it on I'd have the starter bench tested, my be drawing too many amps.

Hope this helps.

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Generator is good, new ignition, new battery. Car started up right away, drove 20min. Now won't start?

Tell us more details.
For example, how do you know the alternator really is good?
You say new "ignition", but that could be the ignition switch, plug wires, distributor, etc.
Regardless if the battery was new, you can easily drain the battery in less then 20 minutes, so we need to know if the battery still has a charge or not. Put a test light or volt meter across it.
We also need to know if it does nothing, not even drain the lights, or if it clicks at the solenoid?
The best would be if you put a voltmeter across the battery.
If the ignition switch is bad, then nothing at all with happen.
If the battery is bad, it will start around 12 volts, but drop down below 9 and not come back up when you stop trying.
It is drops but comes back up, it is probably the starter.
But you could try turning the engine over by hand on the alternator nut, because it could be seizing up from a bad bearing.
Try jump starting it also.
If that helps, then check the voltage when reved up.
It if does not reach over 13.5 volts, the alternator is not working.

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Car wont start. its not the battery because its new.

Well even a new battery can be drained down is you have something on all the time, in about an hour.

So start with checking for a drain.
Remove the battery cables in order to clean and grease them.
Then only put one on.
With everything off if you jump the gap of the cable that is off to the battery, with a test light, is should not light up. If it does, then you have a constant drain that will kill a batter over night.
You have to check for things like interior light, and disconnect everything, one at a time, to pin it down.

If you don't have a drain, then the next thing is to check continuity.
When you turn the ignition on, first the dash indicators come on.
The battery should read 12.5 volts.
Then you try to crank it.
The voltage should drop to 10 while cranking, and come back up after.
If it does not drop to 10, the starter is blocked and not drawing.
It could be the neutral safety switch, so try in neutral instead of park.
It could also be the ignition switch.
Use a test light to see of the small wire plugged into the starter solenoid (the small cylinder on top of the starter), get power when keyed to starter?
If it does not, then ignition switch or neutral safety switch.
If yes, then starter solenoid is probably bad.
But try turning the engine over at the alternator by hand or wrench, and try again. Could be binding between starter and drive plate.

Once you get it started, then rev the engine up and verify alternator goes over 14 volts, to recharge battery.
Otherwise battery will go dead in a day.

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Firstly, Check your starter relay and any fusible links. Since there is power to the solenoid, then there is a short in a relay, a bad fuse, or faulty ignition

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