New starter connection? This is new to me. Why is it different then what you pulled off the truck? Sounds like you got the wrong starter?
The negative connection was the only thing different.Bronco85 said:New starter connection? This is new to me. Why is it different then what you pulled off the truck? Sounds like you got the wrong starter?
It's not a "negative connection". It's the trigger wire (+12v) from the neutral safety switch to signal the starter solenoid to engage.MikeW said:The negative connection was the only thing different.
It was a good thing because the rubber sleeve on the negative wire was all hardened, and brittle.
Cut it off and spliced it into the butt connector.
It was actually a rebuilt starter with lifetime.
The frontal metal casing has the Ford logo on it.
As I always do I double check its for a 1996.
The same with my 87 302. 9/16" hold the starter to the bell housing and 3/8" holdes the cable to the starter.magnumpi said:my 86 was a complete bolt on. the bolts were both the same size, starter cable was held on by a bolt on the new and old one. No cover over anything.
But yeah, its an easy job on any of them, just use lots of extensions on an 80-86 351w to get to the bolts
hahahah eww that sucks!!!SrATEX said:i changed 2 on my 88 in a down pour in the middle of the Kmart parking lot to find out it was my neutral safety switch
If you dont have a magnetic pan, put the starter bolts back in temporary so you dont lose them, 1/2 is upper, and 9/16th is lower.[/qupte]
man, your in trouble if you cant remember in an hour where 2 bolts and one nut goes!!!
i just usually take crap apart and throw it on the ground in a pile toghther, or on my cart. you can usually tell where stuff goes if you put it back toghtheroin the same day or two. now on the other hand, i may have trouble installign the one 4wd chevy trans i took out of the truck 2 months ago, with all the parts laying in a cardboard box in the truck bed. woops