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Hooked up my starter wires backwards, when I put negative battery post on it made lots of noise, changed the wires, put wire on relay, and battery post, now it sounds like solenoid is fried! My starter is new and the solenoid is piggy back on starter, will I have to by new starter again?

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Sounds like solenoid is fried! ???? Why don't you learn how to test electrical circuits , or quit trying to be an automotive tech an take it to a qualified repair shop.

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More likely is you blew a main fuse

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YES YOU WILL SAD TO SAY

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SOURCE: 1997 Chevrolet Z71 Pickup (intermittent start)

saved me the job of answering ,which would have been the same

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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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SOURCE: The car refused to start, made clicking sounds @

First, put the old solenoid back on and see if you get the original clicking noise. If yes, you either wired the new one wrong or got a wrong and/or defective part. Your clicking noise can come from several places. First, make sure the battery is good and charged up. Dirty/corroded battery cable ends (yes, even if the lights and radio work), bad connection at the starter, bad solenoid, bad battery cables. A dead starter may engage but not turn, making a kind of click noise too. Take the starter out and get it checked. Remote possibility that it is the ignition switch in the steering column is adjusted wrong or bad. A jump from the positive battery cable to the small post on the solenoid should engage the starter.

Posted on Jul 08, 2009

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SOURCE: starter keeps turning even when key is turned off

Curious, do you have an autostart installed? I had that happen that the Autostart shorted and just kept telling my starter to continue cranking

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SOURCE: replaced alternator on 1985 Ford Bonco 4X4 302

turn your vehicle on, disconnect the battery, both terminals(while truck is still on) if it dies on you, then either the alternator is bad or wiring is wrong. if it stays on, then you may have a bad battery or voltage regulator. Check the voltage on the battery before you turn it on(should be from 11.5v-12v), when you turn it on if the alternator if working properly you should have around 13v-14v.

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