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PostPosted: Tue Apr 20, 2021 5:44 pm 

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Location: Odessa FL, Blairsville GA
With replacing my starter, the one I removed from my 400 has a solenoid on top of it like a GM. Of course, there is also a solenoid on the fender of the Galaxie.

This starter has always been a problem with dropping off (not literally), etc.

The starter that the parts store said is for a 400 manual trans just has a protective shield over something on top with one connection bolt on the starter.

Is my set up all screwed up by having 2 solenoids, or did Ford actually do this in some applications?

PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2021 8:52 am 
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I have not seen that, but the Falcon uses two solenoids. The Summit starter has a jumper from the batter power to the on-board unit to kick out the bendix. The regular solenoid ( in the truck with the other electrical) feeds power to the big cable. The later setups for the PMGR Ford units require a separate wire to the starter to trigger the solenoid on the starter. So you would be engaging the fender unit and the same "S" wire (assume here) would be connected to and trip the on-board solenoid. I prefer not to have a big wire carrying full battery current running down around all the motor things to the starter. That's just asking for a fire IMHO. Why I moved the solenoid to the trunk with the battery - the #2 power wire to the starter is only hot during cranking.

Chris - Merkel, TX
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