Solenoid location

Tiny
PHNIGHTWOLF
  • 1998 MERCURY MOUNTAINEER
  • V8
  • AWD
  • AUTOMATIC

The location for the solenoid for the starter on a 1998 mercury mountaineer 5.0 liter

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Wednesday, December 8th, 2010 AT 4:58 PM

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WRENCHTECH
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It's number 2 and 5 in the picture

https://www.2carpros.com/images/external/78245049.gif

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Wednesday, December 8th, 2010 AT 5:04 PM
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PETERSTANLEY
  • 1998 MERCURY MOUNTAINEER

Electrical problem
1998 Mercury Mountaineer V8 All Wheel Drive Automatic 110000 miles

where is the starter solenoid located. Firewall? Can not locate

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Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 AT 7:05 PM (Merged)
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RICKMAR
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The starter solenoid is located right on top of the starter. It is the round unit with the wires connected to it.
The arrow in the sketch is pointing right at it.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/433905_starter_1.jpg



Before you start looking around or working near it, disconnect the battery ground cable.
If you don't and something comes in contact with an electrical connector post (like a screwdriver, open end tool, or whatever) ... you will know something went totally and completely wrong "Guaranteed"!

You also could possibly get seriously injured so "DISCONNECT" the batter ground cable.

WARNING: When performing maintenance on the starting system be aware that the heavy gauge leads are connected directly to the battery. Make sure the protective caps are in place when maintenance is completed.

I hope this information helped;
Rick

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Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 AT 7:05 PM (Merged)
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2CARPROS KEN
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Great addition to this thread! Please feel free to help out whenever you are on the site :)

Cheers, Ken

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Thursday, October 19th, 2017 AT 1:17 PM

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