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Fiesta Mk2 Van Battery Connections

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Hi folks

Simple question I think (for those who know) - where do the positive and negative leads from the battery connect up to on this car?

Cheers

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Yeah got the negative earthed to the body but there is also another lead from the negative and one from the positive which both head down in the direction of the starter motor at the bottom front of the engine?

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Thanks again for the reply. The situation with this vehicle is that it hasn't been started for probably about 15 years so i put on a battery but there were no signs of life and i wondered if the fact that the loose positive and negative wires (the ones heading down on the direction of the starter motor) were not connected up was the reason? Any one any ideas if this might be the case or if there is more likely to be some thing else. The other thing is - what connects to where on the starter motor - it's a Bosch stater motor (950 Ohv)?

Cheers again.

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Calling all mk 2 experts out there! Still stuck with the same issue. Suppose what I need to know is two things -

- should the ignition circuit (?) still work if the starter motor is disconnected ie when the key is turned in the ignition should there be some signs of life, such as the dash board lighting up, and lights, horn etc working?

- how does the starter motor wire up - in particular where does the lead from the negative terminal on the battery go and where does the smaller wire which is located on the same terminal on the solenoid as the positive lead from the battery go?

Thanks

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