Ford Starter Solenoid Troubleshooting, Replacement And Function




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Ronald Treitner: i'm having 2 problems with my 96 e350 7.3 powerstroke diesel.

1.) not starting, first time over 2 years ago, it wouldn't start, was getting power to one side, both wires, main and secondary when testing, of glow plug relay never on the 2 terminals on glow plug side. so I replaced it, four times before I found one that worked. eventually found out a lot of people had same problem, not all glow plug relays will work, and those that do after you replace them will only last a year. sure enough after 1 year it dropped dead again, been sitting since, and I have replaced it 3 times nothing. this time only the incoming main shows power, secondary wire on that side nothing, glow plug side no power on both wires ever. so i'm at a loss is it still a glow plug problem, or something new?

2.) every once in awhile van would drop dead when I try to start it, or jump, no power at all anywhere since I got it, happens only once in awhile on blue moons. while testing my van it dropped dead no power at all anywhere and I've got nothing since which every time before it would after a few minutes work like normal but not this time. I have replaced the positive battery connection on main battery which did originally give me additional starting problems but didn't fix blue moon no power, do have a positive on secondary battery that needs replacement but still gets a good connection.. problem is they don't sell replacement battery connections for something like my van, nothing big enough to handle the cables, only option is to spend big bucks replacing entire cables with connections on them if anyone even sells that, I don't want to spend that kind of money if the van has too many other electrical problems especially if the glow plug relay system goes dead every year and it gets harder every year to find anyone who sells one that will work on my van.

before anyone says anything not all glow plug relays are the same, I've seen plenty of people online with same van and year give or take a year who complain about the same problem, its not a bad wire or connection at the relay either. after market relays sold today last a year and then drop dead, the one ford sells won't work period, its crap.

Samuel Presley: what does it mean/if you replace a solenoid(on a 91 ford ranger xlt)(that is already turning itself off while driving)and when you crank it/the starter continues to start/while the engine is running/then you turn it off/pull out the keys/and it continues to run/while trying to start/(without the key in the ignition)you have to take off the battery cable to make it quit.i am at a loss and looking for advice.anything would help.

jacqueline C: hello i hope you can help me.
everything started when i tried turnin my car on one day.
it did start like always but i couldnt get the stick gear to move from (P) parking
it wouldnt go to drive or reverse or neutral.
i found out it was a fuse #5 under the steering wheel.
i change it and everything was back to normal..i drove it that day like for 20 minutes and i parked the car after a few minutes my truck started to make a noise like if the truck wanted to start on its own with no key on the ignition..then i put the key and turn my car normally and the noise when away for a few minutes. then the noise came back and snoke came out and then i saw fire on the starter. i disconnect ed the battery cables to stop the power.
i change the starter and the truck was perfect but after like 30 minutes the truck did the same thing like before it tried to start on its own i them turn the on and put the truck on reverse neutral or drive but it makes a very loud noise...how can i fix it?
i have a ford expedition 1999
thank you

Desiree Cook: I have a 94 e250 ford van. I replaced the starter and had alternated and battery checked at AutoZone. It will start and run then lose power and stall. Clicks when you try to restart. Any suggestions?

Desiree Cook: I have a 94 e250 ford van. I replaced the starter and had alternated and battery checked at AutoZone. It will start and run then lose power and stall. Clicks when you try to restart. Any suggestions?nuts

Desiree Cook: I have a 94 e250 ford van. I replaced the starter and had alternated and battery checked at AutoZone. It will start and run then lose power and stall. Clicks when you try to restart. Any suggestions?

Derek Barnes: Ok so I have. 97 Ford e350 starts n drives but something is draining the battery...I was thinking it needs a new solenoid and suggestions

Bulldog187th: I just want to say Thank you for such a GREAT video. Simple slow enough to follow and to understand the function of it.

Reid Nunn: Too bad the volume is so low. I'm at 100% on my computer, and 100% of youtube.

Dave Updegrave: Great video, THANKS!!

Carlos Prada: Excellent Video. Great Explanation.

Kirsty Rowbottom: Thank you this helped so much. The information was really useful in the proper testing before hand and replacement.

petty fan: on my 1999 expedition the solenoid clicks when I try to start it all the relays on fuse box in the cab and outside clicks as well and the positive wire gets hot can you help me?

Derek Lloyd: Hi there ... I have a 2010 Ford escape 6 cyl....When I turn the ignition I hear 1 click immediately ... nothing after that ...battery seems ok ... hasn't been an issue ... I pulled the two long 5/16 bolts and removed the starter ... but local auto parts place didnt have one in stock....The starter seems in pretty good shape ... could it be the sollenoid ... when I touched a screwdriver to cross the two starter bolts - you can hear a spinning or whirring noise...

Byron James: where is the solenoid located on a 2000 Ford Ranger 4.0 V6 4 wheel drive

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RealmanPwns: I had a guy install my starter (before it went bonkers) and instead of using a heat gun or lighter to shrink the heat shrink plastic on the lead from the starter onto the connected starter wire, he simply wrapped it with electrical tape and then wrapped both the starter wire and the main power wire together (I suppose to keep the ends near each other) Is this a dangerous setup? Can the heat or power from the always on main power wire negatively effect the thin wire to the solenoid?

RealmanPwns: does it really matter which side the starter wire is on so long as it's by itself on one side and all other cables are on other side? (other than S wire'

Maddiel Diaz: If you know something about it please let me know, I need help??

Maddiel Diaz: I have a f 250 7.3L Why does the solenoide sound when I trie to star???

Living Social: I got a groupon from Miami and almost got tricked. The description was way off for that the deal they were offering. I found groupon reviews that several people had the same issue. Luckily Groupon honor a refund, but my time was wasted.
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