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What is the proper placement of the wires on the starter solenoid of a 1983 Ford Thunderbird?


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2004-11-24 05:59:01
2004-11-24 05:59:01

Looking at the solenoid from the front, and working towards the left, the right terminal will have one wire that goes down to the starter. The little push-on wire (usually red) will be the one that goes next. There may be another little push on, or a couple of wires with terminals- they all get attached to the next small terminal. The last terminal on the left of the solenoid is where the battery wire, and any other accessory wires go.

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if your standing above the solenoid the wire to the stater goes on the left all other wires go on the right

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I DO BELIEVE THE SOLENOID IS MOUNTED ON THE STARTER AND YOU WOULD HAVE TO REPLACE THE STARTER TO REPLACE THE SOLENOID remove the starter and take it down to your local auto parts store. they can bench test the starter and give you the proper solenoid if it needs to be replaced.

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look at solenoid connections should be 2large connections /threads 1small conn fit large cable from batt to large thread fit any other large terminal fuseable lincs to batt thread other large thread goes into starter should be a purple small conn wire that goes to smallconnection on its own that's the ign crank wire hope this helps remember to do all this with negative batt lead off!!!!!! d.cop

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There are several types of solenoids. You must consult a wiring diagram for the specific vehicle or piece of equipment if you have any question as to proper wiring.

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Dodges and Chryslers mayby Plymouths also use a thick brown wire from the statrer relay in the fuse box. There should be two clicks by statring. Solenoid a louder and a relay a softer click. It is possible for the relay to click but its electical connection pole points might be corroded at the solenoid or the relay at the fuse box make sure that the brown wire from the relay to the starter solenoid is connected at the solenoid cleanly and tightly. If you always hear the loud click however, then you know the solenoid is getting the current from the relay and it is not applying the high current to the starter motor windings or the windings or brushes in the motor are bad, or the wire that brings the high current directly from the battery to the solenoid is loose at the solenoid. So when you find the starter make sure that the thick battery wire connection to the solenoid is clean and tight, and if it nonetheless clicks then there is indeed a problem internally with the solenoid switch or the motor proper. You can also bypass the solenoid and see if the starter cranks, to see if a problem at the solenoid.


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