Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Older, Classic & Antique Trucks > 1987 - 1996 F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?


1987 - 1996 F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 1987 - 1996 Ford F-150, F-250, F-350 and larger pickups - including the 1997 heavy-duty F250/F350+ trucks




 
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 02-05-2011, 06:21 PM
mstolz60 mstolz60 is offline
New User
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 4
mstolz60 is starting off with a positive reputation.
1997 f350 starter relay wiring diagram

Not sure this is the right forum but I don't see one for a 1997 F350. My son went to replace the relay and didn't pay attention when he took the wires off So I need something that shows me what goes where.

This is the relay that is on the passenger side fender well.

Thanks for the help!
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 02-05-2011, 07:14 PM
subford's Avatar
subford subford is offline
Post Fiend
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Easton,Ks
Posts: 16,117
subford has much to be proud ofsubford has much to be proud ofsubford has much to be proud ofsubford has much to be proud ofsubford has much to be proud ofsubford has much to be proud ofsubford has much to be proud ofsubford has much to be proud of
You have one Red wire on one of the large studs that goes to the starter.
One small red wire with a blue stripe the that goes to the coil of the relay.
All the rest go on the other large stud with the wire from the battery.
__________________
95 F150 302 4R70W EB EX-CAB
94 F53 460 E4OD COACHMEN SANTARA RV
83 F150 Flare Side 351W AOD
77 F250 351M-2V NP 435/4 Speed 4X4
subford@gmail.com
Bill K, Kansas Chapter
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 02-06-2011, 10:40 AM
mstolz60 mstolz60 is offline
New User
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 4
mstolz60 is starting off with a positive reputation.
1997 f350 starter relay wiring diagram

Hey Bill,

Thanks for the quick reply. I'm stupid when it comes to wiring so I have one more question. For the red wire with the blue strip, how do I know which small termal (relay coil) it goes to? Does it matter? Do both small terminals go to the relay coil?

Thanks for the help!

Mike
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 02-06-2011, 11:17 AM
subford's Avatar
subford subford is offline
Post Fiend
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Easton,Ks
Posts: 16,117
subford has much to be proud ofsubford has much to be proud ofsubford has much to be proud ofsubford has much to be proud ofsubford has much to be proud ofsubford has much to be proud ofsubford has much to be proud ofsubford has much to be proud of
There should only be one small terminal on top.
Click the image to open in full size.

Click the image to open in full size.

/
__________________
95 F150 302 4R70W EB EX-CAB
94 F53 460 E4OD COACHMEN SANTARA RV
83 F150 Flare Side 351W AOD
77 F250 351M-2V NP 435/4 Speed 4X4
subford@gmail.com
Bill K, Kansas Chapter
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 02-06-2011, 11:31 AM
subford's Avatar
subford subford is offline
Post Fiend
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Easton,Ks
Posts: 16,117
subford has much to be proud ofsubford has much to be proud ofsubford has much to be proud ofsubford has much to be proud ofsubford has much to be proud ofsubford has much to be proud ofsubford has much to be proud ofsubford has much to be proud of
Diagram:
Click the image to open in full size.

Click the image to open in full size.
/
__________________
95 F150 302 4R70W EB EX-CAB
94 F53 460 E4OD COACHMEN SANTARA RV
83 F150 Flare Side 351W AOD
77 F250 351M-2V NP 435/4 Speed 4X4
subford@gmail.com
Bill K, Kansas Chapter
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 02-06-2011, 02:45 PM
mstolz60 mstolz60 is offline
New User
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 4
mstolz60 is starting off with a positive reputation.
1997 f350 starter relay wiring diagram

Thanks Bill, You da man!

Mike
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 02-15-2011, 11:26 AM
mstolz60 mstolz60 is offline
New User
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 4
mstolz60 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Solenoid stays engaged - Original 1997 f350 starter relay wiring diagram Reply to Th

Bill,

Here is the history of this whole event. My son installed a new flex plate and starter (including solenoid) into his 7.3 F-350 because the plate teeth were gone when he bought it. After this all worked well until the screws on the starter solenoid came loose and messed it up. He installed a new starter solenoid and after doing so every time the key is turned the solenoid will stay engaged until we disconnect the battery.
Given he just installed a new solenoid and this issue started, he returned it thinking it was defective and installed a new one again. STILL THE SAME ISSUE.
As a result of reading the forums we have installed the switch in the steering column once and the relay on the firewall now for the 3rd time because it appears to stay hot across the terminals using a test light.
Whatís weird is after installing I think the fender well relay it worked for a few days but started again.
Last night we put in the third firewall relay with the exact same problem, hit the key and the solenoid stays engaged until the batter cable it pulled.
After replacing the relay so many times my son questioned if he had the wiring right which is why I started this thread. You of course provided us with great detail but now weíre stuck.
This sounds like a short or something but we have traced the wires and canít find a thing.
I always work on my own stuff and am reluctant to take it to a shop because of the costs but Iím baffled on this one.
Any ideas?
I do have one thing that I have been wondering about. When the screws came out of the starter solenoid they got stripped so we replaced them with some I got at the local Napa store, not like the original. The screws that were on the original have like a cone shaped rubber insulation under the head and Iím wondering if this has something to do with the shorting. This really doesnít make sense to me because any screw would still make contact with the starter, just something I noticed.
Thanks
Mike
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 02-15-2011, 04:29 PM
subford's Avatar
subford subford is offline
Post Fiend
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Easton,Ks
Posts: 16,117
subford has much to be proud ofsubford has much to be proud ofsubford has much to be proud ofsubford has much to be proud ofsubford has much to be proud ofsubford has much to be proud ofsubford has much to be proud ofsubford has much to be proud of
I have heard of this before, the starter relays at the auto parts stores are sub standard and the only way to solve the problem is to go to a Ford dealer and buy a starter relay from them.
__________________
95 F150 302 4R70W EB EX-CAB
94 F53 460 E4OD COACHMEN SANTARA RV
83 F150 Flare Side 351W AOD
77 F250 351M-2V NP 435/4 Speed 4X4
subford@gmail.com
Bill K, Kansas Chapter
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 11-23-2011, 10:14 PM
PurerockRacing's Avatar
PurerockRacing PurerockRacing is offline
Senior User
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Lancaster, CA
Posts: 255
PurerockRacing is starting off with a positive reputation.
purerockracing Rich Schultz
Hello, I believe my starter relay went out tonight in front of my house, 2001 Ford V10 chassis motorhome. Battery and everything checks out good and now after installing a new starter, same problem. Starter does not move. So now I am thinking it's the relay. The photo in this thread shows it's riveted to the frame. I can hardly see mine behind some rubber shield on the side of the radiator mount (passenger). Are these easy to replace? It's dark outside now so I'm screwed at the moment till tomorrow (thanksgiving day)...
__________________
Purerock Racing
Lancaster,CA
'01 F350 4x4 Lariat,LB,V10,12" lift, 38s,5.38s,Airaid,SC1715 tuner
'01 HR Vacationer 35ft motorhome w/V10, K&N,Flowmaster
'01 GT Mustang Bullitt 5175
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 11-23-2011, 11:45 PM
82F100SWB's Avatar
82F100SWB 82F100SWB is offline
Postmaster
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Sioux Lookout, ON, Canada
Posts: 4,557
82F100SWB has a good reputation on FTE.82F100SWB has a good reputation on FTE.
On a psd, the fenderwell solenoid only sends voltage to the solenoid on the starter, not like the pre 92 gas trucks that didn't have a starter mounted solenoid. If changing the fender mounted solenoid didn't fix it, I'd lean towards the solenoid on the starter itself hanging up. the starter is fed with a cable directly from the battery, so if it's solenoid hangs, it will keep running.

Purerockracing: the solenoid is not riveted on, those are the rivets holding the base on the solenoid. It's a bolt on affair. However, I'm not sure about motorhome chassis, but trucks around your era were bad for the lead going to the starter corroding and rotting off. You may not have a solenoid or relay issue, but a bad wire somewhere.
__________________
96 F350 Crew Psd/5 speed,/4x4... $600 special
96 F250 XLT PSD/5 speed/4x4... Freebie!
92 W250 LE, 4x4/CTD/G360/D60/D70U
86 F250 HD 4x4, 6.9/T19/broken D44 TTB junk/10.25.
8? F100 4x4 Mild 460/T19 D60/welded 10.25/44 Boggers,
It's not what you BUY, It's what you BUILD
Reply With Quote
  #11 (permalink)  
Old 11-24-2011, 06:34 AM
subford's Avatar
subford subford is offline
Post Fiend
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Easton,Ks
Posts: 16,117
subford has much to be proud ofsubford has much to be proud ofsubford has much to be proud ofsubford has much to be proud ofsubford has much to be proud ofsubford has much to be proud ofsubford has much to be proud ofsubford has much to be proud of
Purerockracing:
You may have a bad fuse also if the starter relay does not click when you turn the key, check fuse number 7.

2001 F53 start circuit:
Click the image to open in full size.

/
__________________
95 F150 302 4R70W EB EX-CAB
94 F53 460 E4OD COACHMEN SANTARA RV
83 F150 Flare Side 351W AOD
77 F250 351M-2V NP 435/4 Speed 4X4
subford@gmail.com
Bill K, Kansas Chapter
Reply With Quote
  #12 (permalink)  
Old 06-14-2012, 01:16 PM
jwaggoner jwaggoner is offline
New User
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 1
jwaggoner is starting off with a positive reputation.
Quote:
Originally Posted by subford View Post
There should only be one small terminal on top.
Click the image to open in full size.

Click the image to open in full size.

/

replaced my relay like shown here, all wires in the same location as they came off, hooked up the jumper cables because battery was dead and now the wire coming off the right side of the relay to the alternator caught on fire... key was in the off position. ????????????? any help?
Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2012, 01:16 PM
Reply

Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Older, Classic & Antique Trucks > 1987 - 1996 F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks

Tags
1987, 1996, 1997, 75, 83, 97, coil, diagram, f350, ford, location, powerstroke, relay, starter, truck, wire, wiring

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On
Forum Jump



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:43 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.5.2 ©2010, Crawlability, Inc.
Advertising - Terms of Use - Privacy Statement - Jobs
This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. Fordģ is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.



 
vbulletin Admin Backup