1983 Ford F-150 starter relay

Tiny
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Electrical problem
1983 Ford F150 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic

Back in Feb. We had someone help us jump our battery, but they blew the starter relay, we think. We got a new relay, and a new battery, but we must have placed the wires on the relay incorrectly. It is a fender mounted relay. There is a push on red wire, that should be fine. The post on the right has the wire going to the starter, also should be fine. The post on the left has the battery connect cable and three smaller wires, two of which have a red mark on them. One a red flag, the other is just red. We had the wire going to the battery closest to the post, and the starter tries to start on it's own as soon as you hook the battery up. We tried switching the order and this stops, but then when key is turned. All power is lost. I'm not sure what the correct order is from the post out for the wires on the post on the left.I know we should have made a diagram, but we didn't.
Wednesday, July 28th, 2010 AT 10:31 PM

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Tiny
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This is what I was able to find for you. Let me know if this helps:


https://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/249084_5_31.jpg

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Wednesday, July 28th, 2010 AT 11:29 PM
Tiny
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Looks like it might help, but the picture is too small for me to be able to read it. Also, I have four wires going to that spot, not just the two.
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Wednesday, July 28th, 2010 AT 11:34 PM
Tiny
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Where are the 4 wires? Also, I have no idea how to enlarge it. If you have suggestions, let me know.
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Thursday, July 29th, 2010 AT 12:22 AM

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