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sharpvet03 04-08-2010 10:08 PM

1995 4.3 Starter/solenoid wire question.
 
I have a 1995 Mariah Talari with a 4.3 liter LX. On the Solenoid I have a purple/yellow wire that is not connected to anything. I have checked the repair manual and it shows it going to the solenoid and to the fuel pump.But by pictures, you can't tell were on solenoid it is hooked to.
I have 3 large red ones (battery, trim motor, safety shutoff to distributor) and 1 orange (alternator) all hooked together. 1 small yellow/red wire that is supposed to go to the slave solenoid by itself. 1 large black wire that goes to the starter. I only have the 3 bolts on the solenoid.I bought the boat used, so have no idea if this start/solenoid has been replaced with the wrong one or if the wire was for sure ever hooked up to anything. I do have a electic fuel pump.
Does anybody also have this wire and could tell me were it is hooked up too. Maybe on solenoid with the yellow/red or maybe on a seperate bolt that I don't have.

IowaWing 04-09-2010 01:45 AM

Re: 1995 4.3 Starter/solenoid wire question.
 
When I enlarge the picture of the starter solenoid, it looks like the purple/yellow wire and the yellow/red wire are hooked together on the left terminal on the solenoid when looking at the terminals.

sharpvet03 04-09-2010 02:29 AM

Re: 1995 4.3 Starter/solenoid wire question.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by IowaWing (Post 21214)
When I enlarge the picture of the starter solenoid, it looks like the purple/yellow wire and the yellow/red wire are hooked together on the left terminal on the solenoid when looking at the terminals.


Where are you getting a picture? In the picture is it showing a 4 posts or 3 posts?

IowaWing 04-09-2010 12:55 PM

Re: 1995 4.3 Starter/solenoid wire question.
 
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I was looking at the printed wiring diagram available in the service info. However, I just looked at the wiring on my 1994 4.3LX and found that:
the purple/yellow wire is on the lower left terminal
the two red + the one orange wires are on the large terminal
the yellow/red wire is on the upper right terminal.

A total of 3 posts plus the jumper lead to the starter itself.

Here are the best pictures I could get of the starter solenoid. I hope this helps.

sharpvet03 04-09-2010 06:11 PM

Re: 1995 4.3 Starter/solenoid wire question.
 
Yes, Very helpful. Thank you.


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