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Just added a remote soleniod to my 68 gto to fix a hot starting problem. Just drove it around and still won't start after driving for a while. Any ideas?? Here's how I wired it. Cut my battery cable into and placed the remote solenoid inbetween battery and starter. Ran short jumper from s terminal on original solenoid to battery post on original. Soleniod. Ran purple wire from fuse box directly to s terminal on new solenoid. Do I need to change something??
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Here's a link. It doesn't sound like you have it right, but not sure from your description.
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Look at the picture, it is pretty small, but might help.

Mark at MADElectrical does it the right way, if I remember tonight I will try to get my copy of the instructions for the kit he sells(I bought the whole new system kit plus some extra stuff) if I can't find something online right now

BTW, just to be clear, are you saying it won't crank at all? If it cranks at all this isn't the fix.

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Remote Starter Solenoid Instructions

here is a decent picture and write up.
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No need to run a remote solenoid if the wiring is up to par. I've never need to do it on the past 9 GTO's I've had......not picking, just saying that a lot of times, it's the "upgrade" that causes the problem. Good luck.
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Well, I never had the issue on my 70 GTO back in the 80's until I put headers on the car. Then lots of sitting after a quick stop at a fast food place to wait for the thing to cool down enough. The car was my daily/only driver, and I had some 20 or more mile commutes often.

Not saying some people never have the problem, but if you do an internet search you might be surprised by just how many people have the problem, and how many have solved it by doing this mod.
Of course there are some people who refuse to do this becuase it is a Ford thing. Never been one of those types myself. :-)

The op did say he added this to fix an existing hot start problem. I just think he doesn't have it wired right, but until he responds who knows?

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Wow thanks for the quick responses. I never had aproblem until I added headers. I have my batter in the trunk, so I place the remote solenoid in the trunk.I have my battery cable going through my new solenoid then to my gm soleniod. I put a short jumper from bat terminal on gm solenoid to s terminal on gm solenoid. Then purple wire from wiring harness to s terminal on new solenoid and the other wire to the hot side of the new solenoid. That is the wire that was with my battery cable on the gm solenoid, itis now on same side with batt cable on new solenoid. Clear as mud right!
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Well, I never had the issue on my 70 GTO back in the 80's until I put headers on the car. Then lots of sitting after a quick stop at a fast food place to wait for the thing to cool down enough. The car was my daily/only driver, and I had some 20 or more mile commutes often.

Not saying some people never have the problem, but if you do an internet search you might be surprised by just how many people have the problem, and how many have solved it by doing this mod.
Of course there are some people who refuse to do this becuase it is a Ford thing. Never been one of those types myself. :-)

The op did say he added this to fix an existing hot start problem. I just think he doesn't have it wired right, but until he responds who knows?

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ive done a few internet searches and i can tell you there are a lot of people doing things that i wouldnt do!


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Do you have it wired the way the links I gave have it done? What size wire did you use to jumper the gm solenoid? Needs to be at least a 12 gauge from what I have read. Someone used a piece of copper tubing that they flattened and drilled holes in the end to fit the screws. The MADElectrical kit comes with a metal piece shaped to fit so you don't have to use wire.

Also, does it totally not crank at all? If it cranks even a little bit, this fix won't fix that problem.

What size battery cable do you have running from the battery to the solenoid, and solenoid to starter?

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Often times after headers have been installed the starter gets to hot and fails, You may need to install a mini starter, just sayin'

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