Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Memphis, TN
Bronco Info: '83 VIN & title on '93 frame/body w/'95 4.9L & EB paint
The EEC PWR relay ground wire isn't anywhere near the battery. What are you looking at?
Smoke from a ground terminal doesn't indicate a short - it indicates high resistance right there. Remove, clean, reattach, & tighten it. If it strips, drill a new hole & tighten it down again.
There's no solenoid on an '89. They weren't used until ~'91, and then only on V8 starters.