Are you in a bind right now?
Pictures in this Ranger/Explorer/Mountaineer 1991-99 Book has diagrams and so far POOR PICs.
I feel sure the Solenoid (starter relay) is gonna be the same as yours, But different than the older Ford style.
The wires Probably do the same exact functions as older stuffjust looks different.
If you know how to test wires with a voltmeter, you might determine which one is loose and where it goes.
MEANWHILE, I WILL LOOK IN MANUAL FOR BETTER INFO TO YOU MORE TONIGHT IF YOU ARE IN A BIND.
IF NO BIND, I WILL CONTINUE IN THE MORNING....CONTINUE WITH YOU THEN.
THIS STUFF BELOW, MAY HELP NOW
PLEASE REPLY NOW, BEFORE YOU READ THE REST, AND START TESTING!!!
Yours May Not Look Like This (MY PIC), but TAKE STUFF LOOSECLEANTIGHTEN WELLDO NOT JUST PASS IT OFF AS, "IT LOOKS GOOD".
FOLLOW YOUR POSITIVE BATTERY WIRE, IT WILL END UP AT MR. SOLENOID
Do not leave off where the Battery cables connect to the Battery clamps! (not the posts) Do them too!
While you are at it, Both ends of Pos cable, Both ends of NEG cable. (grounds to engine and frame is included)
If you still have the problem, you're probably looking at $20 to replace the SOLENOID. Follow Battery Positive cable to find it.
My stuff may be OVERKILL, but at least you will know what everything is and does.
Like my newly made "NELSOMATIC" stuff? I am cyber stupid, and did that! Keeps me from hunt and pecking so much!
Please Reply, (I get few) Good or Bad. I spent alot of time doing this, I am a member, just like you, NO PAY FOR ME! Just a hobby while laid up, with foot injury (15 months so far)
I will continue to try to help you through your whole ordeal, even if this didn't help you. Just continue to Reply at "reply to question".
"FORD TYPE" SOLENOID SYSTEM, YOUR ACCES., MAY VARY
1) POSITIVE CABLE FROM BATTERY
2) OUT TO STARTER MOTOR
3) ON MY JEEP, THIS GOES TO THE ALTERNATOR
4) THIS FEEDS MY FUSEBOX (ALL OF MY ACCESSORIES)
5) "S" WIRE IS FROM KEY, 12V ONLY WHILE YOU ARE "CRANKING"
THIS WIRE ACTIVATES THE SOLENOID'S ELECTROMAGNET, WHICH IN TURN, CONNECTS---A & B INTERNALLY (ONLY THE 2 LARGE GAUGE CABLES CAN HANDLE THE AMPERAGE THE STARTER "PULLS").
WHEN THE SOLENOID IS ACTIVATED, IT THROWS 12V TO STARTER USING THE LARGE GAUGE CABLES (1) POS FROM BATT--THRU SOLINOID INTERNAL CONNECTION--(2) TO THE STARTER, WHILE KEY IS IN "CRANKING" MODE.
THIS IS THE TOTAL REASON FOR A SOLENOID, BECAUSE IT WOULD NOT BE PRACTICAL, TO RUN THE HEAVY CABLES TO AND FROM YOUR KEY SWITCH.
6) "I" WIRE (OPTIONAL), FEEDS COIL "FULL 12V", ONLY WHILE "CRANKING", AFTER YOU RELEASE THE KEY, THE COIL REVERTS BACK TO REDUCED VOLTAGE, SUPPLIED BY YOUR KEY IN THE "RUN" POSITION.
7) "MOUNT" GROUND, UNIT MUST HAVE A GOOD GROUND (BATT. TO ENGINE, ENGINE TO FRAME, FRAME TO BODY [ALL MUST CONNECT, SOMEHOW] )
(3 & 4, ON MY JEEP) ARE FUSABLE LINKS, ALL ARE NOT MARKED, MY #3 IS, #4 IS NOT....ITS SORT OF A "WIRE" FUSE.
IF THEY ARE GOOD, TUGGING ON THEM WILL BE JUST LIKE A WIRE, WHEN THEY ARE "BURNED UP", THEY WILL STRETCH OUT LKE A RUBBER BAND.
Do not ask me car computer questions (90s on up), I am not up to par on that subject!
Ask me anything else! Reply and let me know your outcome.
JUST A LITTLE LOOK OF CONCERN FROM ONE OF MY 2 BABIES!
U.S ARMY AIRBORNE RANGER, 1982-1987...C Co. 1/75th RANGER BATTALLION, 119 Static Line Jumps...Got my "RANGER TAB" 3 months after this picture was taken.
"THE BATALLION STALLION" and Mama and Paps dog "Fred"
Tuesday, April 6th, 2010 AT 2:00 AM