PMGR Starter Wiring - Gary's Garagemahal (the Bullnose bible) pmgr starter wiring. How to install a Permanent Magnet Gear Reduction starter on a 1980 - 86 Ford truck. PMGR stands for Permanent Magnet Gear Reduction, and these starters are smaller and more powerful than the original style starters that came on these trucks. But, there's another feature that sets them apart from the standard starters - they PMGR starter problems! - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums Jun 16, 2017Ford Inline Six, 200, 250, 4 / 300 - PMGR starter problems! - Hey guys, I have a bugger of a problem. My old (77) starter went out. Since I have headers and had to a C clamp and crow bar to get the old one out, I changed to a 92 4.9 smaller pmgr starter. I researched and changed the 4 ga. lead to the batter side of..