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Old 03-30-2009, 06:20 PM
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Thumbs down no power to starter solenoid?

just as i say. truck wouldn't start and figured out it would start by manually engaging the solenoid on the fenderwell. got it checked out and it showed that no power was getting to it. is this common or am i on my own?
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sounds like the fenderwell solenoid is bad. it gets power to the starter directly from the batteries.
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sounds like the fenderwell solenoid is bad. it gets power to the starter directly from the batteries.
sorry just edited. i was calling it the wrong this. the fender solenoid is not getting power
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Old 03-30-2009, 06:28 PM
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so youre not getting power to the fenderwell solenoid? on either leg of it? might be trying to measure on the wrong side? just asking.

Check all your battery cables to that solenoid and see if you lost a connection somewhere.
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so youre not getting power to the fenderwell solenoid? on either leg of it? might be trying to measure on the wrong side? just asking.

Check all your battery cables to that solenoid and see if you lost a connection somewhere.
i don't have a voltmeter here with me but i took it to a powerstroke only shop and they guy checked for power real quick and said it wasn't get anything.
sorry i'm not doin too good a job explaining. of course it has power since it'll start. it's not getting power to turn the solenoid but is getting power to run the starter. so no power is coming from the ignition to the fender solenoid. but all positions of the ignition switch work except for start.
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check your fuses and make sure ones not blown. but it might still be the solenoid.
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check your fuses and make sure ones not blown. but it might still be the solenoid.
yep checked fuses in both places.
what kind of important things are between the ignition and that solenoid? i know the guy who checked it mentioned some sensor. M something?
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hmmmmm.....I dont know that one. should be a direct link I would think.
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Old 03-30-2009, 06:42 PM
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hmmmmm.....I dont know that one. should be a direct link I would think.
well thanks. all i know is that he said i wasn't getting power to that solenoid. the wire he tested was a smaller one (~12-14 ga.) than the big power cables and it had a 90 degree rubber boot on it and just slid on and off of a threaded post on the solenoid.

if i apply power to where he pulled the wire boot off of, then the solenoid should engage and start cranking over right?
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yes. that would mean if you arent getting power to that wire, then you have a relay out, fuse out or a bad switch.

Had this in my 87 mustang GT. it made it fun for me, and I just ended up puting a push button starter switch in. looked cool, but I dunno in a truck.
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