As for grounding strap do you mean strap bolted to transmission and chassis point by rear of air cleaner?Not sure if my browser is out of date or the new format is harder to read but I am having trouble searching for a definate diagram or photo of the 164 starter (1995) wiring connections at the starter and solenoid. I replaced the ground strap as it was ratty but no start. Looked underneath to estimate the starter removal procedure and when I was checking the wiring, one came right off. I am trying to clean off the end to see the colors but can't find a proper diagram showing where the wiring is connected on the solenoid. Any help would help and thanks.
The wire is Brown and green (or green and brown... really hard to see from underneath).
Is your brown and green wire small wire with a female push on terminal on the end? Is it really a loose fitting green protection colering on a black wire?
If so it is pushed on a male spade terminal on front end of solenoid and about impossible to put on soloenoid with heat shield installed.