Why do I keep shorting out my starter solenoid in my 84 ford

Asked by Aug 03, 2015 at 08:59 PM

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

4 Answers


Maybe bad starter. Or short in wires.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

is it the stock wiring?.. is the ground to the block/frame good...is it not shimed / to tight???????????????does it labor to turn the motor???is the motor stock?

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

7.3 are very hard on starters mine goes out on average 6 to 10 months almost to the day deal with it if your going to have the 7.3 its all because of the compression of the engine...


7.3? heres an idea for you .quit putting in that stock junk.>http://www.ebay.com/itm/FORD-3HP-HIGH-TORQUE-BLUE-RACE- UPGRADE-STARTER-2107-E-/201100912304? hash=item2ed28c66b0&vxp=mtr

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • starter solenoids.. 9 answers

    On my third starter this year..Is there something that could cause the solenoid to go out. Starters are all rebuilt. Have a new relay on truck.

    1999 Ford F-150 XLT Extended Cab Stepside SB


    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2006 Ford Expadition keeps blowing Starter Solenoid fuses, even with a new starter and relay 1 answer

    2006 Ford Expadition keeps blowing Starter Solenoid fuses, even with a new starter and relay

    2006 Ford Expedition XLT


    Maintenance & Repair

  • solenoid keeps going out 5 answers

    i drive a 86 ford f250. i recently replaced the battery, starter, and solenoid. the first time, it started up a few times, then the starter kept cranking and the only way to stop it was disconnect t...

    1986 Ford F-250


    Maintenance & Repair

  • starter solenoid won't last a month. 2 answers

    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.

    1987 Ford F-150


    Maintenance & Repair


Search Maintenance & Repair Questions

Maintenance & Repair Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 168,980
#2 dandyoun
Reputation 91,610
#3 tenspeed
Reputation 73,920
View All

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.