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Which Year Ford for Remote Starter Solinoid?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Waxer, Oct 12, 2001.

  1. Waxer

    Waxer 1/2 ton status Author

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    I'm going to be doing the remote starter solinoid for my K5 and I need to know which year/make/model Ford I should say when ordering it. Thanks in advance...

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    I asked for a solenoid for a 75 LTD with all the power options...bigger is better right?[​IMG][​IMG] It has worked fine for me.

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    Summit sells remote solenoids with wiring and instructions for $25

    My 73 K5 <a target="_blank" href=http://www.geocities.com/xk5blazerx/73k5.htm>http://www.geocities.com/xk5blazerx/73k5.htm</a> 350/TH350/NP203, Q-jet, Edelbrock intake, Vortec heads, 4" lift, and 36" TSL's
     
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    What is the remote start solinoid used for???
     
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    Its to replace the GM Starter solenoid that is located on the starter itself. Its prone to failing from the heat of the manifolds. Its a well known weakspot in GM starter design.
    Ya get the Ford remote solenoid and mount it on the insdie of the fender or firewall and its nice and clear from the heat of the manifold. Starter works like a charm for a long time that way.

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    Its also a lot easier to hotwire with the remote cuz you dont have to got down to the started to bump it. I had to hotwire my truck for a while, the remote made my life a bit easier

    My 73 K5 <a target="_blank" href=http://www.geocities.com/xk5blazerx/73k5.htm>http://www.geocities.com/xk5blazerx/73k5.htm</a> 350/TH350/NP203, Q-jet, Edelbrock intake, Vortec heads, 4" lift, and 36" TSL's
     
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    Any year pickup for sure.

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    is there a write up on it somewhere???
     
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    Is there a write up on this???
     
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    I haven't seen a write-up on this, but it is a very simple concept, reddog64. It basically "just" moves the starter solenoid from the starter up to a cooler place, most likely in the engine compartment. I am also looking into the Summit one. You can also get a remote starter that would help you bump the engine while you are working on it. I will do this upgrade soon.

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