98 Safari Starter wiring

98 Safari Starter wiring

Postby U2gether [OP] » March 18th 2009, 3:36pm

'98 Safari V6 AWD. had the starter removed by someone. Sat for 4 months and while idle a rodent chewed wiring harness in the area of battery. I've put in a new starter and repaired the wiring harness (matched up the colors etc.)

The starter spins but seems like the electrics are not getting power, coil, ignition - somewhere. Just wonder if I wired the starter wrong. Anyone have a picture of a wired starter - or maybe can give a novice a description of what goes where.

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Re: 98 Safari Starter wiring

Postby Matrixx » March 18th 2009, 4:29pm

Hi U2gether

Welcome to the Forum

Could you be more specific on what you mean by "the starter spins". Does it turn the motor over when it spins? Thanks.:)
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Re: 98 Safari Starter wiring

Postby U2gether [OP] » March 18th 2009, 5:04pm

Hello,
Thanks for the reply - the starter turns the motor just fine - sounds like it wants to start by is not getting fire. I can smell gas.
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Re: 98 Safari Starter wiring

Postby Matrixx » March 18th 2009, 5:27pm

Hi U2gether

When something like this happens U2, the basics need to be applied (Fuel-Air-Spark) to find the area that is causing this no start condition. I would pull the dog house off and check for spark at the distributor first (coil side then spark plug side).

Please keep us updated thanks.:)
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Re: 98 Safari Starter wiring

Postby U2gether [OP] » March 18th 2009, 6:32pm

Thanks again, My concern is that I wired the starter wrong, that is why I was asking for help with the wires and maybe a picture if someone had one. Anyone? Thanks in advance
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Re: 98 Safari Starter wiring

Postby m3k1 » March 19th 2009, 4:18am

Matrixx wrote:Hi U2gether

When something like this happens U2, the basics need to be applied (Fuel-Air-Spark) to find the area that is causing this no start condition. I would pull the dog house off and check for spark at the distributor first (coil side then spark plug side).

Please keep us updated thanks.:)


Matrixx is correct.
Chances are it would try to fire up while the engine was cranking but die after you let off the key. You can check for spark pretty easy, then maybe ether pull a plug to see if its wet it fuel, or try spraying some fuel into the intake being careful not to spill it on the engine or getting to much in the intake. It should not take much fuel to at least see if it a fuel problem. I would check the spark first though (Not as messy).

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