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Offline hotrod24

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Re: wiring
« Reply #30 on: February 28, 2008, 09:20:42 PM »
ok I think I am going to go through with this and rewire it i know if i need any help yall will help me. Is there any wires that you see that I will not be using when I rewire it, i know the little red wire that is going from the solenoid to the block on the firewall I can get rid of. would anybody have any pics or something that i can look at that would help me.

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Offline VileZambonie

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Re: wiring
« Reply #31 on: February 29, 2008, 06:43:54 AM »
Do yourself a favor before you begin this task. Get yourself a 40W soldering iron, flux, 1/16" 60/40 solder, heat shrink, a terminal assortment kit, a roll of 16 gauge fusible link, 12 and 14 ga wire and some electrical conduit.

Now one question I have is is the wire coming off of the ford solenoid going to the M+ terminal on your starter and bypassing the starter mounted solenoid?
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Offline hotrod24

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Re: wiring
« Reply #32 on: February 29, 2008, 01:08:14 PM »
no the only wire that is going to the starter is the positive coming from the battery now it looks like a wire was cut off on the starter it is yellow you can see that in the starter pic i posted
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Re: wiring
« Reply #33 on: February 29, 2008, 01:10:58 PM »
So you have a solenoid going to your solenoid?
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Re: wiring
« Reply #34 on: February 29, 2008, 01:56:38 PM »
only thing going to the starter is the positive and there is another wire coming off of that wire going to the block on the firewall
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Re: wiring
« Reply #35 on: February 29, 2008, 03:23:38 PM »
If that's the case there is no way your starter would energize. You need to look at your starter again more closely.
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Re: wiring
« Reply #36 on: February 29, 2008, 04:31:58 PM »
there is a wire coming from the block on the firewall and going to the positive it is wired in to the positive on the battery that i think is taking up for the wire that you are talking about
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Re: wiring
« Reply #37 on: February 29, 2008, 07:38:32 PM »
Sounds like you need to grease the hinges and adjust the striker on the door.

LOL :D

I like how it sounds ;)
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Re: wiring
« Reply #38 on: February 29, 2008, 07:52:52 PM »
you talking about the door  :)
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Re: wiring
« Reply #39 on: February 29, 2008, 07:54:25 PM »
No the truck running - sounds good!
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Re: wiring
« Reply #40 on: February 29, 2008, 07:57:06 PM »
oh thank you that is good to know i am glad something is good about it my truck
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Re: wiring
« Reply #41 on: February 29, 2008, 08:03:57 PM »
hey vile maybe this might help


 















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Re: wiring
« Reply #42 on: February 29, 2008, 09:41:28 PM »
hey vile if is warm outside tomorrow i will take the ford solenoid off and see where all the wires go
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Re: wiring
« Reply #43 on: March 01, 2008, 07:19:02 AM »
Well I hope for you it's warm out. It's snowing like crazy here. You need to follow those 2 black wires off of the solenoid and let us know EXACTLY where they are going. It also looks like you have no circuit protection from your battery. This means any of that cheesy wiring arcs to ground there's no stopping the battery from continually feeding all of it's potential current through those wires. That means your truck will most likely catch on fire and at the very least you will burn up your wiring harness. There should be a fusible link coming off of the B+ terminal at the starter and at your junction block on the firewall. Typical fusible links are 2 gauges smaller than the intended wire they are connected too.
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Re: wiring
« Reply #44 on: March 01, 2008, 09:58:59 AM »
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Typical fusible links are 2 gauges smaller than the intended wire they are connected too.

Yep, and if you haven't seen a fusible link on before, the insulation on the fusible link is thicker so the overall diameter of the wire looks like the wire it protects, but more flexible melts away rather than catching fire.
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