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Old 10-20-2009, 01:17 AM   #1
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hey there my mechanic bailed on me and have been struggling to put car back together. right now im trying to put my starter on my 91 mustang. i only know of one wire coming from the selinoid to the starter is that power or ground? im assuming i need more than one wire since all electrical stuff usually has a power and ground to work. any other wires? Its the stock starter on a 91 not a 93 mini. starter. also if you can explain in detail were they come from and connect to. pics would be a plus thank you. thanx in advance
ps. i dont need advice on how to get to the top bolt of the starter , i got that part down. lol
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Old 10-20-2009, 01:43 AM   #2
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once its in, you should have a big wire from the left side of the solenoid to the starter post at the base of the starter. there is no ground, its grounded internally via the casing.
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Old 10-20-2009, 01:44 AM   #3
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the cable is the power, ground is the block, when you bolt it on
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Old 10-20-2009, 11:45 PM   #4
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well then i have done it correct. when i put my key in the ignition nothing happens. i turn the key and nothing happens like i have no power. kind of the same symptoms of a dead batt. the lights turn on the dash and all electronics work in the car, but when i turn the key to on position i dont here the fuel pump prime and does not crank. im thinking i gorgott to connect an engine ground or power wire(s). does any one have any ideas? im pretty sure its not the pump evrything was working before the engine swap
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