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Old 09-02-2010, 08:53 AM
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Pontiac starter

My buddy has to replace his old starter, but the new one doesn't have the "I" post on the Starter solenoid. He has checked at other parts stores and they were all the same. What is the easiest fix for this. The car is a bone stock 70 GTO with a 400 ci and an auto trans

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My buddy has to replace his old starter, but the new one doesn't have the "I" post on the Starter solenoid. He has checked at other parts stores and they were all the same. What is the easiest fix for this. The car is a bone stock 70 GTO with a 400 ci and an auto trans
You should be able to get the correct starter for a point-type ignition that uses the "I" terminal.

You can take the terminal and front cap from another solenoid and replace the cap that lacks the I terminal if you all can't find the correct starter. Or add the terminal post to the existing cap if it has a hole there for the terminal but is blocked off.

OR- take the opportunity to use a remotely mounted Ford-type solenoid that has an I terminal (some lack the I terminal- just like the starter you're trying to work with).
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Another way to use the starter without the I terminal is to add a relay.
The relay coil (terminals 85 & 86) will be energized by the S terminal and ground.
The normally open contacts (terminals 30 & 87) will provide a source of power directly to the coil to override the ballast resister during cranking.
Connect relay terminal 30 to the S terminal on the starter. Connect relay terminal 87 to the wire going directly to the coil.

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