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64 Ford wont start, solenoid/coil question

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 54BOMB, Jul 9, 2007.

  1. 54BOMB
    Joined: Oct 23, 2004
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    My car ( 64 galaxie 390 ) drove to work this morning ok , then it wouldnt start at lunch, cranked and cranked but no spark, the "I" terminal on the soleniod looked pretty bad so I put a new solenoid and still nothing, can I run a jump wire from that terminal right to the coil and try that to see could get it to start, am I correct in thinking the "I" wire goes from the solenoid to the coil? any info would be helpfull , thanks.
     
  2. jusjunk
    Joined: Dec 3, 2004
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    Dont have a schematic handy but that could just be the wire from the ignition switch to pull the contacts inwhen you turn the switch to start..
    Dave
     
  3. SlowandLow63
    Joined: Sep 18, 2004
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    Ya, the I terminal is the trigger wire from your key switch. The wire on the (+) coil should be hot on the key and in start. Check that first before changing any wiring.
     
  4. 54BOMB
    Joined: Oct 23, 2004
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    Thanks , In the process of testing stuff I realized my new F'n coil is cracked, Ill replace the coil and then retry it.
     
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  5. Lobucrod
    Joined: Mar 22, 2006
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    Lobucrod
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    The wire on the I terminal goes directly to the + side of the ignition coil. It bypasses the resister to give the coil more voltage while starting.
     
  6. 54BOMB
    Joined: Oct 23, 2004
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    I just wanted to jump those two together to see if that wire was the problem before I took the harness apart , If I made a jumper wire hooked the two posts up and it started then Id know Id have to start some wire repairs, but since I found my coil cracked I ll start with that. Its good to know, Ive not have had a car with a seperate solenoid before, so I didnt want to do it wrong.
     

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