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Old 08-16-2005, 06:01   #1 (permalink)
poorsoul
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Ignition switch start position

I have a 1984 Ford E-150. The start position on the ignition switch will
not operate the starter. I have been starting the van by connecting a
wire from one of the small terminals on the starter relay to the positive
terminal on the battery. Could this problem be associated with a repair
part other than the ignition switch?
"302 engine"

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Old 08-16-2005, 07:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Ignition switch start position

It sounds like you have a bad solenoid. That's the "starter relay" you
are talking about.

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Old 08-16-2005, 11:02   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Ignition switch start position


"Mikepier" <mikepier@optonline.net> wrote in message
news:1124200064.968122.233590@g47g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
> It sounds like you have a bad solenoid. That's the "starter relay" you
> are talking about.
>

If he goes from a "small" terminal to positive he is energizing the
solenoid. The solenoid works. The fault is that it is not getting energized
through the usual path from the ignition switch etc. probably a bad switch
or possibly a bad wire or connection in the circuit.

Charlie


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Old 08-16-2005, 18:01   #4 (permalink)
Jim Warman
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Re: Ignition switch start position

Neutral safety switch is a place to start. With an assistant and a test
light, the original poster should easily isolate the cause.


"Charlie Bress" <cbress@paamail.com> wrote in message
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> "Mikepier" <mikepier@optonline.net> wrote in message
> news:1124200064.968122.233590@g47g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
> > It sounds like you have a bad solenoid. That's the "starter relay" you
> > are talking about.
> >

> If he goes from a "small" terminal to positive he is energizing the
> solenoid. The solenoid works. The fault is that it is not getting

energized
> through the usual path from the ignition switch etc. probably a bad switch
> or possibly a bad wire or connection in the circuit.
>
> Charlie
>
>



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