I replaced the starter in my car and now i cat hook it back up. i'm not sure what wires go where. i have the main cable and four more cables. the manual shows only 3... can anyone help me? i started the car and all it did was make the starter run not the car. kind of like i hotwired the starter or something. someone please help!!!!
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Re: chevy cavalier starter instalation
The fourth one might be the ground that the bolt goes threw when you put it in the bell housing to tighten if it is a small plug in type that would be a sign plugs to solenoid on starter hard to say with out physically seeing it hip that helps.
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the wiring diagram is to technical. basically the small eyelet wire goes on the little nut you took off and the big eyelet wires go on the big nut with the batt cable wire. this should be all the wires that were on the starter. make sure the little wire doesnt touch the big wires or when you hook up the battery it will try to crank by it self. hope this helps
Disconnect negative battery terminal, raise vehicle,remove splash sheild, if equipped. take wires off of solenoid on starter, remove starter mounting bolts, remember not to mix up wires!! --to install--put starter back in vehicle put in bolts,hook up wires, then replace cable back on battery.Locate the starter, it goes into the bellhousing of the transmission, that is where the engine and tranny meet. Easiest way is follow the wires coming from the positive battery post. It will be a big one. There are usually only two bolts holding it on. But first remove the wires going into it. Be careful with the main one coming from the battery, it is not fused and if grounded long enough will blow your battery up.Check out.Thanks.
The smaller wires that hook to the big post on the solenoid. These are fusable link wires. It sounds like one is burnt or not hooked up. These feed all the power to the car. Did you hook the grounds to the top of the starter bolt?
jack up thecar and put it on stands, disconnect the battery the starter is behind the radiator on the rear of the engine, remove the two bolts that hold the starter on, then lower carefully not to pull the wires apart, disconnect the signal wire firle the the main, just reverse to install
First disconnect the ground (-) post on your battery then you will need
to raise your car off the ground high enough to get under it to remove
you do not need to lift the engine it has two bolts holding the starter
to the engine they will be near the trans at the head of the starter .
Disconnect the wires with a 8mm wrench and a 13mm wrench then remove the
bolts holding the starter.
It sounds like the solenoid has gone bad which is on the starter
once you have gotten the starter replaced go to your nearest chevy
dealer there may be a open recall to have a relay installed in the
wiring to your starter to prevent the solenoid from burning out again
Hope this helps you and good luck.
disconnect negative battery terminal, raise vehicle,remove splash sheild, if equipped. take wires off of solenoid on starter, remove starter mounting bolts, remember not to mix up wires!! --to install--put starter back in vehicle put in bolts,hook up wires, then replace cable back on battery.
Most chevy cars have 3 wires. I main wire that comes from the battery. Another a little smaller wire that goes to the same post in the center of the starter solinoid. And 1 small wire that goes to the smaller threaded post on the side.