Register now to get rid of these ads!

Technical Wiring a chrysler starter

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by trollst, Jan 25, 2015.

  1. trollst
    Joined: Jan 27, 2012
    Posts: 1,486

    trollst
    Member

    I'm wiring a 29 dodge, using an early eighties dodge motorhome 360 and 727, got the stock relay and starter, but don't understand fully how they work. I'm in need of a simple diagram and explanation of how the relay works. The starter has two lugs, one heavy for the battery cable, the other very small for a smaller gauge wire. The relay has two push on connectors, one heavy terminal for the battery cable and a smaller, but heavy screw on type terminal. I can't supply pics, the car is miles from me, going to his shop to finish this thing. Otherwise, the car, steering column and engine are wired like a chev. Can you help?
     
  2. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
    Posts: 43,501

    squirrel
    Member

    There were several different flavors of that relay, some with more, some with fewer pins. This is a typical older one, although I think the G terminal might be connected to the neutral safety switch on the transmission (center pin on the 3 pin connector near the shift lever)

    [​IMG]
     
  3. Engine man
    Joined: Jan 30, 2011
    Posts: 3,476

    Engine man
    Member
    from Wisconsin

  4. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
    Posts: 43,501

    squirrel
    Member

    copycat
     
    ClayMart likes this.
    Register now to get rid of these ads!

  5. saltflats
    Joined: Aug 14, 2007
    Posts: 9,529

    saltflats
    Member
    from Missouri

    The G wire would go to neutral switch on tranny it is the ground for the relay for when in park or neutral.
     
  6. Clik
    Joined: Jul 1, 2009
    Posts: 1,781

    Clik
    Member

    Now can we draw the ignition switch into this diagram?
     
  7. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
    Posts: 43,501

    squirrel
    Member

    sure, But only the Battery and Starter connections are shown, you'll have to get a bigger piece of paper if you want the ignition circuit added!

    start-cir.jpg
     
  8. Boneyard51
    Joined: Dec 10, 2017
    Posts: 2,748

    Boneyard51
    Member

    Since you are building this rod for yourself, you can simplify the wiring a lot. That is how Chrysler did it for the mulitude. Bones
     
  9. Clik
    Joined: Jul 1, 2009
    Posts: 1,781

    Clik
    Member

    I have a generic Ignition switch with 3+1 posts: BAT - ACC - IGN - and ST on the center pin. Does #4 on the relay go to the ST center post, or the outer post labeled IGN?
     
  10. greybeard360
    Joined: Feb 28, 2008
    Posts: 1,348

    greybeard360
    Member

    ST terminal on switch goes to #4 on the relay. IGN goes to the coil. You need to test your switch and see if the ignition terminal is still hot in the start position. If not, you need to run a wire from the #3 terminal to the starter and the coil so it has ignition power when cranking the motor. Factory Chrysler ignition switch has a second ignition terminal just for that circuit.

    Sent from my Moto G Play using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
     
  11. Clik
    Joined: Jul 1, 2009
    Posts: 1,781

    Clik
    Member

    Thanks.
     

Share This Page

Register now to get rid of these ads!

Archive

Copyright © 1995-2020 The Jalopy Journal: Steal our stuff, we'll kick your teeth in. Terms of Service. Privacy Policy.

Atomic Industry
Forum software by XenForo™ ©2010-2014 XenForo Ltd.