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Old 05-20-2013, 03:42 PM   #1
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Solenoid on Battery Tray - 1988 345

Can Someone suggest the proper solenoid to use on the back of the Battery Tray for my 1988 345. I believe its the one which connects the house batteries to enable better starting. Mine is all cracked up. Thanks

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Old 05-20-2013, 08:36 PM   #2
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I believe you can pick those up at NAPA, or any of your local parts stores. If you're trying to avoid "Made in China", good luck, practically everything is manufactured there now, so paying more at one store doesn't always mean you're actually getting a better manufactured product. Trying to remember where I got mine from, I want to say it was Advance Auto Parts.
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Old 05-20-2013, 10:26 PM   #3
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May go by marine or agriculture tractor shop. They have some you could match up to fit your application.
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Old 05-21-2013, 12:38 AM   #4
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You could go with one of these. It's a common Ford starter relay.
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Old 05-21-2013, 10:01 AM   #5
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Look up Intellitec in a search engine or go to If you have the disconnect buttons inside the door on the wall, you want the BATTERY DISCONNECT RELAY part number 01-00055-000. They are $46.50 each. On my 345 I have one for the coach batteries and one for the chassie battery. The switch to link both systems in the glove box I believe is just a rocker switch to link both battery systems to be used when the chassie battery has lost charge,
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Old 06-15-2013, 08:37 AM   #6
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I was just under mine yesterday cleaning the connection on it. Was wondering what it is for. Looks as if it connects the coach batteries to the alternator for charge. Is that right? I looked at the Rock Auto link and it looks different than none. Mine looks more like a GM starter mount solenoid. A little bit of trivia, but Studebaker used the same Ford style solenoid. That means, I have spares, both new and used. Leaving for Grapevine TX soon, so a Stude solenoid will be in the travel kit.
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Old 06-15-2013, 10:19 AM   #7
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This is what we got for our 1984 310, but we don't have the switch in the glove box: Tekonsha 7000 12 Volt 3 Terminal Battery Isolator: Automotive

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