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Fox Body Mustang Mini Starter Installation Instructions

Posted 7/29/2016 by Dustin Leathers

Watch this install video to see how to replace your worn out Fox Body Mustang starter with the SVE Mini High Torque Starter.

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How To Install Fox Body SVE Mini High Torque Starter


Tools Required:

  • Floor Jack
  • Two Jack stands
  • 3/8 drive ratchet wrench
  • 3/8 drive extensions
  • 9/16 socket
  • 1/ 2 socket
  • 3/8 socket or wrench

Installation Instructions

  • Start by disconnecting your negative battery cable.
  • Next, raise the car, and remove the 2 starter retaining bolts.


  • Slide it so you can access, and remove the starter power wire retaining bolt through the k-member.


  • Slide the starter out of the car.


  • Access the apron mounted starter solenoid, and move the power starter wire to the same terminal as the battery positive cable.


  • Connect the included trigger wire to the now open relay terminal.


  • Run the trigger wire down along your existing starter power cable down into the starter area.


  • If you're running a stock starter cable you will need to enlarge the eyelet hole with a 3/8" drill bit.


  • Slide your new starter into place, and position it so you can connect the starter power wire, and the trigger wire through the k-member.


  • Position the starter in the bell housing, and reinstall the 2 retaining bolts.


  • Lower your car, reconnect your battery, and test for operation and you're all done!

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Mustang Starter Install - SVE Mini High Torque (79-95)

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Published on 2013-08-01
1979-95 MUSTANG SVE 5.0L PMGR STYLE MINI HIGH TORQUE STARTER
Brand: SVE
Part #: LRS-11002B
Fits: Mustang LX, GT, SVT Cobra (5.0L)
Years: 1979 (79) - 1980 (80) - 1981 (81) - 1982 (82) - 1983 (83) - 1984 (84) - 1985 (85) - 1986 (86) - 1987 (87) - 1988 (88) - 1989 (89) - 1990 (90) - 1991 (91) - 1992 (92) - 1993 (93) - 1994 (94) - 1995 (95)

Is your 5.0L Mustang not starting like it use to or maybe just not starting at all? Then it is time for a new starter. Don't just replace your old factory starter with just any starter! Replace it with an upgraded performance mini high torque starter from SVE. The SVE starter includes a limited lifetime warranty, is small and lighter than the factory one but best of all it is easy on the wallet!

Follow along in the video as Jmac shows you just how easy it is to replace your old worn out starter with the top notch SVE starter. The starter includes starter, hardware, wire and warranty information. No Core Charge
Transcript
JONATHAN MCDONALD: '79 to '91 Mustang 5.0s were cursed with this ginormous starter. Not only is it big, but it's heavy too, weighing in at 5.7 pounds. The power output is antiquated at best. And the way it's wired, the fender mounted relay, or solenoid carries the full current, causing it to fail quite often.

In 1992, Ford introduce the PMGR, or Permanent Magnet Gear Reduction Starter, commonly known as a High Torque Mini Starter. This type of starter has an internal gear reduction drive that allows it to increase torque output while reducing current draw. This means it can crank stock engines with ease and even handle high compression engines.

Another feature is it carries its own heavy duty solenoid, allowing you to change the wiring and take that current load off of the apron mounted starter relay. Finally , it's significantly smaller, allowing for increased header clearance. And it only weighs 3.6 pounds.

Our SVEPMGR Starter features all of these benefits plus a limited lifetime warranty. It is a direct replacement for '92 to '95 Mustang 5.0s and is a bolt-in upgrade for '79 to '91 5 liters. Many people ask, how difficult is this upgrade to install? Well, it's not much more involved than a simple starter swap.

The first thing to do is pick up your SV Starter at latemodelrestoration.com. We include the needed trigger wire to piggyback along your starter power wire. But let's say you're in need of new starter cables. Well, we've got covered with our 5.0 Resto Starter Cable assembly.

Begin by disconnecting your battery. Raise the car and remove the two starter retaining bolts. Slide it to where you can access the starter power wire retaining bolt through [? the cane ?] member. And go ahead and remove it. And slide the starter out of the car.

If your Mustang is filthy mcnasty like ours, take a few minutes and run up to the car wash and give it a quick clean up. You'll love yourself for it later. Access the apron mounted starter solenoid and move the starter power wire to the same terminal as the battery positive cable. Slide the ring eye of the included trigger wire over the now open relay terminal.

Run the trigger wire along your existing starter power cable down into the starter area. If running a stock starter cable, you will lead to enlarge the eyelet hole with a 3/8 inch drill bit. Slide your new starter into place and position it to where you can connect the starter power wire and the trigger wire through [? the cane ?] member. Position the starter in the bell housing, and reinstall the two retaining bolts. We'll lower the car, reconnect your battery, and test for operation. Go out and enjoy your new SVE Starter.