You flip the ignition key in your mid-90’s Ford motorcar and all you get is a click on on. Initially you assume that each the battery is low or that the battery cables aren’t secured tightly. It is attainable you may be shocked that the difficulty is with the small purple wire that leads to the starter solenoid (which is attached to the very best of the starter).
Ford merchandise (Ford, Lincoln, Mercury) produced from 1992 to 2006 had a design defect throughout the starter that normally caused a no-start, no-crank scenario. The difficulty was traced to the ignition terminal connection on the starter’s solenoid. Ford lastly received right here out with a conversion package deal that remedied the difficulty. It is Ford half amount 6U2Z-14S411-NA, talked about in Technical Service Bulletin 06-19-14 dated Oct. 2, 2006.
The ignition terminal connection on the solenoid is the smaller of the two electrical connections to the starter. It is usually purple and it attaches to the solenoid by means of a push-on, pull-off connection known as a male spade connection. This connection is the primary provide of starter points because of it corrodes merely, inflicting the connection to fail.
The Ford Motor Agency has produced a conversion package deal that converts the spade-type connection to an eyelet/post-type connection. This may occasionally treatment the difficulty. One different varied is to interchange the entire starter assembly with a model new or rebuilt unit that already has the newer connection inbuilt. That is the plan of motion I wish to advocate.
Altering the starter is a straightforward exercise. There are solely two bolts that preserve the starter in place. Then there is a nut on the solenoid that needs to be eradicated to disconnect the precept vitality lead. Lastly, there is a smaller electrical wire that ought to even be disconnected from the solenoid.
Always disconnect the adversarial lead on the battery sooner than attempting any repairs on a starter (or alternator, and plenty of others.).
Do NOT buy a different starter or a starter solenoid that makes use of the male spade connection, given that older type of connection will begin inflicting points in as little as a 12 months.