Mechanics

STARTER SOLENOID

1965 Dodge Coronet

Electrical problem
1965 Dodge Coronet V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic 64,000 miles

I recharged my battery by taking it out of the vehicle. When I replaced it, fully charged, there was some smoke that came from the wiring harness. I thought that maybe I had put the battery in backwards. So I switched the terminals. I heard a pop and now no lights or any power is available in the vehicle.

There is power to the starter solenoid but nothing after. Is the starter solenoid now fried?

If not, there is a fusible link blue wire that leaves the starter solenoid and goes to the wiring harness (where the smoke was). Would the fusible link be bad. How do you check that?

I see no damage due to burnt wires anywhere.

The picture shows the solenoid on the left and the wiring harness on the right. I removed the nut that holds the wire from the battery and fusible link blue wire. I have replaced it and removed the battery terminal so that the car is not receiving power from the battery.

Thanks!


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/454861_Coronet_wiring_1.jpg

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Hobiewon
December 28, 2009.




Poke the fusible link with a test lite before and after the link it should light up both ways if not its open

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Rasmataz
Dec 28, 2009.
My continuity meter indicated that there was a complete circuit and the wire should be good. Now what?

Tiny
Hobiewon
Dec 28, 2009.
The smaller black wire with the eyelid where does that go?

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Rasmataz
Dec 28, 2009.
It seems to go to the top left resistor or starter relay.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/454861_Coronet_2_1.jpg


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Hobiewon
Dec 28, 2009.
The yellow wire coming from the starting solenoid is also testing true to the wiring harness. Since I reversed the positive and negative on the battery, would the starter solenoid be bad?
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Hobiewon
Dec 28, 2009.

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