starter solenoid won't last a month.

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Asked by Mar 29, 2011 at 08:13 PM about the 1987 Ford F-150

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Does anyone know why the starter works great for a few weeks, then the solenoid welds it's self, and stays engaged . It's the solenoid on the right fender well.

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The discount auto part stores sell a multi purpose solenoid to use as a Ford starter solenoid. They are often not up to the task. If I remember correctly the multi purpose solenoids have 4 posts (2 large 2 small) the correct solenoid for your truck should have 3 (2 large 1 small). I am not entirely certain if this is correct, I haven't messed with 1 in almost 10 years. It may be something to look into. We had the same problem with a 89 ford and finally used a NAPA echland solenoid and it out lasted the truck.

yes on location,sounds like you got a feed back from the starter,check for a bare or burnt wire from solenoid to starter,starter could be bad,you sure you got wires on solenoid right,make sure where it is mounted is clean of oil.rust for a good ground.

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