Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Natchitoches, LA. at the edge of the swamp
My '06 F150 is factory equipped with a PMGR starter, and I first thought is didn't have a fender mounted solenoid, but later discovered it had one buried in the wiring. If you do not use a fender mounted solenoid, you run the risk of burning out the ignition switch because it was never designed for that much amperage.
If you have ever has an old Chevy, which used a starter with a solenoid mounted on to of it, you have probably experienced the dreaded "click" when trying to start. This is caused by burned contacts in the ignition switch and too much resistance in the start circuit wiring. The cure was to adapt a Ford style fender mounted solenoid.
Not using a solenoid with a PMGR will work, but for how long is anybody's guess.
Fox type Mustangs use a starter solenoid with a built in diode. So if you don't need a solenoid with two small terminals, it will work well.
The Fauxstang. Dynacorn 67 fastback. Dart SHP 363, Close ratio Magnum 6 speed, 3.70 Eaton Truetrac in a fabricated full floater 9", SorT coil over suspension. Still in pieces.
'14 SHO with most all the bells and whistles. Stock for now.
F-150 SCab daily driver
Last edited by j persons; 03-19-2018 at 07:23 AM.