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How do I bypass the solenoid?
What solenoid are you trying to bypass? There is no way that you can bypass a solenoid or a relay they are there for a reason.......
What is the problem you are having or what are you trying to do?
It's a motor craft selonoid on a 1995 F-150. My starter is good, battery is good, but I'm getting no fire. I have use of all electrics, but the engine won't start.
Will it not turn over/crank or does it crank fine but not start?
Ok, if you jump the starter solenoid, will it then try to start? You can use a push button starter or a screwdriver.
You can do this by yourself, make sure the truck is in park or neutral with the park brake on, and jump the terminal you are only trying to see if it will work, if it does try to start then replace the solenoid. There is a small terminal on it that should have an "s" when you turn the key to start if you hook a voltmeter to it and the battery then you should see 12v there while trying to start, hook one voltmeter cable to the battery neg and the other to the solenoid "s" try to start and if you get 12v then try to jump it and if then it trys to start then replace the solenoid!
If you need any further assistance just let me know and I will be glad to help you.
Yes, as long as there is 12v on the solenoid "s" trying to start then jumping it tries to start, then the solenoid is bad and replacing it will correct the problem for you.