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1988 mustang: you connect a starter relay solenoid..ground..resistor

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How do you connect a starter relay solenoid in an 1988 mustang 5.0. Their are 6 wires. Black(ground) -Red (positive) -then we have Blue, yellow,green, Black& white with a resistor looking device attached
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Pavlin Koev replied 2 years ago.

Pavlin Koev :

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Pavlin Koev :

there is no ground wire on starter solenoid

Pavlin Koev :

you connect all those wires to battery positive side of the solenoid, the side connected to Battery +

Pavlin Koev :

black cable on the other terminal should stay alone.

Pavlin Koev :

this is the starter power wire

Pavlin Koev :

it only gets power when key to start position.

Pavlin Koev :

small Red light blue wire goes on the sigle smal pin of the relay

Pavlin Koev :

please reply to me when you can

Pavlin Koev :

thank you for using just answer

Customer:

I am going to try this now. Give me a few minutes

Pavlin Koev :

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will wait for your responce

Customer:

this doesn't work. Just hear a small noise

Pavlin Koev :

if you hear a click this is indicating that relay was activated.

Pavlin Koev :

Now, you have Either Low battery, loose connection, or bad starter motor

Customer:

No click fuel pump comes on when I turn the key to the start position. Makes a groan noise. Engine doesn't turn over.

Pavlin Koev :

something is not connected properly, all wires must go on the battery side, starter relay battery + eccept black starter cable

Pavlin Koev :

which is connected to the other post of the relay

Pavlin Koev :

if fuel pump comes on when you crank, you have one or more of the cables on the wrong side

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Customer:

My fuel pump activates when the key is turned to on-- this is normal. However the starting problem began about 2 weeks ago. Felt like a low battery, but it is fully charged. I changed the starter relay as a clicking noise was heard. Now it groans when key is turned.

Pavlin Koev :

You have bad starter

Pavlin Koev :

it takes huge current but not able to turn, that is why you hear groaning noise.

Customer:

Thank you very much

Pavlin Koev :

You are Welcome!

Customer:

Signing off will accept.

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