Where is the starter solenoid 1988 ford f150?
Right on the passenger side inner fender by the battery. Two 3/8" studs with heavy 4 gauge wires and one smaller 1/8" stud with a smaller 18 - 20 G. wire with a 90 degree boot almost like a mini spark plug boot, usuallt black or grey from the factory.
All of the late-model Ford Rangers have a starter with a solenoid, and the older models have a remote starter solenoid. Both are covered. The remote starter solenoid is located on the passenger-side fenderwell. This means that a small-sized starter can fit in tighter locations. It also allows for a cheaper repair if just the solenoid goes bad.
The starter doesn't have a standard fuse like a panel fuse, more commonly it has the "fusible link" a medium gauge wire going up to the starters solenoid, you can identify these by mid thickness colored wires with a black "bulge" on them. But more than likely it's probably just your starter solenoid goin out. Nope, no fuse. Direct wire from battery to starter.
There are a bunch of "solenoids" on a typical vehicle, but, the most common usage of the term is in reference to the starter solenoid. Ford starter solenoids have been integrated into the starter unit for a good number of years, including those on the Windstar. So to replace the starter solenoid is to replace the starter. See "Related Questions" below for more about doing just that... After thinking about this a bit it has…
The starter solenoid shows to be on top of starter. If you don't know where the starter is located, follow the positive battery cable. You may have to get under vehicle to get at the starter. I replace starter and solenoid as a unit. Now, if your talking about starter relay that is a different animal.
What would let the starter stay engageed after the key is off starter and solenoid are both new 6cy 4WD 1991 Ford F150?
The main parts are the starter motor, starter drive gear and starter solenoid. Look up '94 Ford Escort LX in the RockAuto.com parts catalog and look under Electrical to see photos of the starter and its parts. Make sure the voltage from the ignition key wire to the solenoid is > 3 volts before replacing the starter. If a low voltage is coming into the solenoid then a new starter and solenoid will not fix…