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8n rewire

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05-02-2021 13:25:06

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What size wire should go from the starter button to the little terminal on the solenoid? Is bigger better? After I reworded the 8n and tried to start it, the first time it cranked right up. Second time the starter got stuck and would not disengage. Today it tried to crank but I noticed the solenoid smoking from the little terminal in the back. I changed the wire on the push button as it looked like it had some issues. I had a hard time getting the little terminal tight with just the crescent wrench but it is hard to get anything in the tight space. My guess is a loose connection? Wire got hot and solenoid was smoking from the connection.

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05-02-2021 16:07:38

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 Re: 8n rewire in reply to Dbelew, 05-02-2021 13:25:06  
Quoting Removed, click Modern View to seeHas battery voltage on it until button is pushed to ground it, then zero.

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Denny K

05-02-2021 15:50:11

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 Re: 8n rewire in reply to Dbelew, 05-02-2021 13:25:06  
If you have the correct solenoid with one small terminal close to the block with the wire going to the push button/safety switch on the shift cover, there should not be any voltage in the wire. It is a grounding circuit that the push button/safety switch grounds the terminal when pushed.

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Denny K

05-02-2021 15:57:06

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 Re: 8n rewire in reply to Denny K, 05-02-2021 15:50:11  
I just read your other post. If the aftermarket push button switch is hooked to voltage it won't work with a grounding terminal on the solenoid. Solution is to ground one side of the push button.
Remember operating without the neutral start switch is DANGEROUS.

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Jim L WA

05-02-2021 14:48:18

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 Re: 8n rewire in reply to Dbelew, 05-02-2021 13:25:06  
Sounds like you found the problem with the continuous running starter. If the solenoid was smoking then that wire was shorted to ground somewhere. But to answer your question I would think 14 gauge would be fine. It's only job is to actuate the solenoid.

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