If so, does the other small wire from the starter go anywhere else?
Thanks for the reply. I removed the old, what I think was the original starter. It had three connections... positive wire, negative wire, and a thin wire with a connector that came from the engine harness and plugged into the starter body.Hard to see in your photo but I am guessing this truck no longer has the stock trigger connector. Looks to have been replaced by something else maybe. There should be a single 'keyed' connector and the two leads from battery and ground that connect to the starter unless someone has done some kind of relay mod to run the starter, which is a common modification folks do to bypass tired stock starter trigger wiring. Is it possible that sort of mod was done on this truck and you just now have an extra unused stock trigger wire as a result? Does the starter run as you have it connected now?
It's this one from VintageTeqParts...the one with the connector should be the one you want, it works as it is, right?
Edit. I'm confused. That starter doesn't look like a regular FJ60 starter to me. The connector and main positive lug should be on the side of the main case. Where'd it come from?
Here's a photo with the three connection points... positive cable, ground cable, and thin black wire (with white stripe) from the OEM harness. Starts up great!can we see installed final photos ?
be good to see the hook up method live real time