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HELP - Need F150 Solenoid Mount Location

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Plowbie, Jan 2, 2005.

  1. Plowbie

    Plowbie Member
    Messages: 74

    1997 Ford F150 - Meyer E47 pump
    Can anyone suggest where to mount the solenoid?
    I know the whole thing needs to be fully grounded, right?
    Meaning just the screws going through it arent enough and the actual bottom of the solenoid should be making solid contact with ground, right?

    If thats true than can anyone suggest where to put it on a '97 F150 (first year of the later body style)? I'm stuck. There's not much room at all and all the obvious spots to me would likely interfere with the hood closing. It's freezing and 1:30am so I'm gonna sleep on it. Maybe someone will have a good suggestion.

  2. 4speed

    4speed Member
    Messages: 93

    I just used the mounting screws on mine. It'sworked fine for the last 5 years. If you need to you can run a wire to ground.
  3. 85F150

    85F150 Senior Member
    Messages: 340

    you can run a ground wire but i have never had a prob with mine just by mounting them on the fender....mayebe you could mount yours in the grill support. can't remem off the top of my head where my buddy had his on a 97.
  4. LINY Rob

    LINY Rob Senior Member
    Messages: 478

    mounting it to a metal surface such as the fender or radiator support grounds it, no need to run a additional ground wire
  5. Arc Burn

    Arc Burn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,138

    On the F-150's i mount them on the firewall rext to the starter solenoid,tight fit but works good for me.
  6. Plowbie

    Plowbie Member
    Messages: 74

    i ended up putting it up around the top in front of the radiator although i'm not thrilled with it. i dremeled the paint off the area it was mounting to and checked it with a test light afterwards. its grounded for all its worth to be sure.

    i can always move it later i guess. or maybe tonight, i'm anal!
    thanks for your replies!