ok so if I understand correctly:
you currently have a solenoid on the firewall that the cj used.
You have a starter on the 258 that the solenoid is mounted to.
The wiring you have is set up to go to the starter mounted solenoid.
You have wiring for the NSS that needs to be dealt with.
Am I good so far?
1998 ZJ 5.2 Auto
1989 Wrangler Black Bone Stock 2.5l 5spd
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This is my current set up. The green wire comes from the relay block just below my hand on the fire wall. The grn wire triggers the relay to turn the starter.
I haven't had any issues, but some Ford lovers tell me to always carry a spare relay.
If it's not broke- modify it, so it won't break
Thank you! We got it turned over today... new starter, new solenoid, the previous owner screwed w/ the wiring...We have left side of solenoid to battery,other side to starter, green wire to (S) terminal & the Coil wire to the (I) terminal..My pops & I fiddled w/ it all day... hopefully 2maro itll run...
Not sure this post is even active but I am having an issue with my wrangler. It is an 88 but I just had a motor put in, and it must have an 87 flywheel because the 88 starter with the solenoid attached is not engaging correctly, it is grinding bad and seems to be almost slipping and probably eating up the teeth on the flywheel and starter. The guy who did my motor swap put an 88 style starter in and it looks like he die grinded the thing so it would fit better and engage the flywheel better, but it is obviously not correct. I purchased an 87 style starter with the separate solenoid that mounts to the firewall but I am slightly lost as to how to wire it up. I know there is already a bracket with some wires/cables going from the battery to the starter that is mounted to the firewall, but I assume I have to keep that set up and just mount this solenoid above it on the firewall? I am pretty much starting from scratch and only have the wires that are "stock" with the 88 style starter. Do I need additional wires or anything? I am completely going in blind on this one so any help or advice would be great. Thanks guys....