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Old 25th-August-2010, 09:26 AM   #1
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What is an Idle Stop Solenoid?

I am completely redoing my wire harness. Have a few spots on the fuse block with wires going to things I don't know.

Idle stop solenoid: ?
Spark Solenoid: ?
TCS Relay: ?

If I'm not going to anything, I might as well leave the wire and terminal omitted, right? I plan to seal up the harness end caps with some silicone or weatherstrip adhesive when I'm done to close up any openings.

I am running HEI, one hot from fuse block to cap
Purple wire to starter solenoid, also a hot wire from bat to starter. Have one more terminal to figure out on the solenoid along with where my amp gauge wires go. (I'll do a search).

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Idle stop solenoid was used to control engine run-on,when key was turned off the solenoid would retract allowing throttles plates to shut to cut off air and fuel to control dieseling-or run on from hot spots from carbon build-up .
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Thanks. So I can probably 86 that wire lead, yea?
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Thanks. So I can probably 86 that wire lead, yea?
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Thanks. Also deleting my oil pressure sender line, temp sender and a couple others.

I seem to have a lot of extra holes in my bulkhead connections. Well, at least the firewall run. The front headlight section is good to go. Think I'll post a pic so you guys can see what you see.

I am very happy I decided to pull all the connections out of the plastic housing, clean it all up and rewire it cleanly.
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Thanks. Also deleting my oil pressure sender line, temp sender and a couple others.

I seem to have a lot of extra holes in my bulkhead connections. Well, at least the firewall run. The front headlight section is good to go. Think I'll post a pic so you guys can see what you see.

I am very happy I decided to pull all the connections out of the plastic housing, clean it all up and rewire it cleanly.
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