Question about 1966 Ford Mustang
I have never worked on a car before but I need to remove the starter on my 66 mustang 289 automatic but I don't even know what it looks like or where on the car it is located!Could anyone please show me a picture ora video or diagram or something to help me out? If they had a for dummies book on it I would have tried but I have already looked & they don't!
Go to your local auto parts store and ask for a Haynes repair manual for your car. It will provide you with the information you are looking for as well as how to successfully remove and replace your starter.
You could also use your computer and join "alldatadiy". It costs about the same as the Haynes manual and will provide specific details for this as well as other repairs. The advantage to alldata is that you can get the info right away whereas you may have to order the book and wait a few days for it.
Posted on Jul 20, 2014
Well, pretty good advice already said. But if you do not know that much about cars, then you probably should not jack it up and crawl underneath it. Besides slipping off the jack there are certain places where you would jack it up and places where you would damage it, like never jack the oil pan.
Also the starters sometimes require the steering wheel be turned in a specific position to allow for clearance between the steering linkage under the car. This means that a jack may need to be moved if the steering is in the way.
Finally, the starter can be heavy for the weak of arm. There is not enough room to use other muscles.
As others have said, there is a diagnostic sequence to find the problem.. It may not need a starter. And if this is a STICK-SHIFT there are safety concerns because testing is done in Neutral. Do not jump anything electrical with a stick-shift in gear.
Posted on May 01, 2015
Look at the Mustang's battery, the positive side has a large terminal and probably a large red wire connected. Follow this large battery positive wire to the solenoid starter relay where it bolts on to, on the other side of the relay another wire of the same size is also connected and follow this wire also down the side of the engine toward the transmission. This wire connects to the motor starter, a round electric motor about 10 inches long bolted down by large bolts.
Why would you want to remove the motor starter motor? If it wont start the engine, the problem could be the ignition switch start circuit. If you go the the starter solenoid and jump with a wire from the battery terminal side to one of the small terminals, with the small wire connected, jump to activate the starter relay solenoid and this will activate the solenoid and turn on the power to the starter motor. This tests your starter solenoid and starter.
If you want, you can use jumper cables for jumping cars battery to battery, Connect the black jumper to a good engine ground, bare metal on your mustang, Connect the other side of the Jumpers to a good battery, your own, or otherwise, and then connect the remaining other side red jumper to the starter solenoid terminal where the motor starte large wire connects to, this will bypass the starter relay and connect the motor starter directly to a battery. If the starter motor works, fine, if not, then ... take it from there.
Posted on May 01, 2015
If you don't have this site for Mustang Enthusiasts, bookmarked, you should!
Check it out...
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Posted on May 01, 2015
For basic advice and photos of what the starter looks like, see
Classic Mustangs Tech Forum
Pay particular attention to the 7th post in the above forum thread. The starter is located down low on the passenger side/rear of the engine block. You need to jack up the front of the car and get underneath the car to see it, as it's located below the exhaust manifold on that side.
Posted on Jul 15, 2014
also if you pick a Chilton or haynes service manual they have complete wiring diagrams...
and a lot more info you will find very useful
Posted on Mar 13, 2009
which solenoid did u replace? the one on the starter or the main on up top near the battery, those are the ones that stick closed and keep the starter engaged. here is a picture.
Posted on Mar 16, 2009
It sounds like the choke may not be opening completely. Check the choke tube from the choke assy. to the exaust manifold. The tube often breaks off at the manifold. There was a repair kit from a co.
called toke.(it was the 60's)The part# was ux-1 it had a new copper tube+sleeve and a fitting, that you would place over the broken piece in the manifold tap
it with a hammer and it knocks out the old + installs
the new fitting. Push in the new tube and install the
other end into choke assy. If it's an elec.choke check
the voltage at the wire to the choke assy. it should be between 7-12 volts, if not check for a fuse in line or at
the fuse block. I don't recall exactly where it is. But if
neccesery you can run a new wire with a 20amp in
line fuse, from the choke plug to the S(stator)connection on the alternator. This will provide enough
juice to expand the bimetal spring in the choke housing. And only when it's needed. When the engine is running..Also the choke can be adjusted
whether it's the tube or elec. You can adjust the choke spring by turning the black plastic cover.
There should be 2 arrows pointing clockwise+counter
clockwise. After the choke is fixed you can fine tune
it by loosining the 3 screws and turning to rich or lean as needed. Hope this helps.
Posted on Mar 31, 2010
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