Question about 2006 Chevrolet Malibu

1 Answer

I have three wires that run form the battery down to the starter. I need to know where they are attached to the starter.I don't want to burn starter. When I attempted to start vehicle, the starter and hot wire got hot and I only heard the starter spin and not start. 2006 chevy malibu Is there a schematic that can assist I connect the right wired to the right place?

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

    Corporal:

    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 2 times.

  • Expert
  • 59 Answers

Your positive the red wire goes on the big bolt of your starter - You should have two smaller wires - One is from the distributor and the other is from the igniton. Hook these two wires up the same way you took it off. If you are not sure of how the wire came off and should go back buy a Chilton - It is not like re-wiring a light switch and it won't turn on if it isn't connected correctly - This could mess up your car if it isn't wired correctly!

Posted on May 16, 2009

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya Mechanic can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repair professionals here in the US.
click here to Talk to a Mechanic (only for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

I can hear the fuel pump running, lights are on, but won't start the car.


First make sure you have good battery connections. A poor connection will give enough power to turn on head lights but not turn on starter motor. Clean the connections and ensure they are tightened.

If connections are good, check voltage of battery. It should be at least 12 volts.

If battery voltage is low, either charge the battery, or attempt to jump start the car (red to positive terminals, black to negative terminals; attached positive first, prefer to attach negative terminal to a good metal location other than the negative terminal on the battery).

If the starter motor is visible, try tapping lightly with a mallet to free it up. This may or may not work depending on the problem. If the car starts, replace the starter motor anyway or it will strand you again.

Most cars have a starter relay and a fuse for the ignition. Do a Google search on the internet for your model of car, or look in your owners manual to find the location of the solenoid and/or fuse. Replace the fuse if it's burned out. Note that a shorted starter motor could cause the fuse to burn out, so replacing the fuse may not fix the problem. Suspect a shorted starter motor or wire if the fuse burns out again. You may need some professional assistance at this point to check the solenoid.

If the solenoid is bad, it is usually replaced along with the starter. Remove starter motor/solenoid and take to an Autozone or Oreilly or equivalent and have them check its functionality. Be sure to disconnect the battery's negative terminal before removing the starter motor.

If the starter is good, then your problem is likely either your car's security system (check if security light is flashing if you have such) or check the ignition switch. If you have a mechanic friend, see if he can bypass the ignition switch and get the starter motor to turn over.

Poor electrical connections or a bad battery or a bad starter motor/solenoid are the most likely culprits.

Mar 31, 2014 | 1996 Ford Mustang

Tip

Starting and Charging


All starting systems are basically the same in operation for manufacturers. The starter takes power from the battery to crank the engine. Generally the large wire on the starter is from the battery and the small wire is from the ignition switch. The large wire will have battery voltage on it all the time, the small wire will only have voltage when the ignition key is turned into the start position.

The altenator on all vehicles is designed to provide power for all car electronics while the engine is running, there is a large wire (usually red) that comes from the battery, and two to three small ones that come from other circuts to regulate how much power comes out on the large red wire.

The only relationship between the altenator and starter, is the battery, it is important to remember that the starter takes power in the form of amperage from the battery, while the altenator send power in the form of amperage to the battery. Thus an altenator can never be the cause of a vehicle that will not start. These two systems only share the battery and other than that they are not connected.

on Mar 27, 2009 | 1999 Ford Escort

1 Answer

Starter solenoid location


The Solenoid is located on the starter. Typically the solenoid/starter are replaced as one unit. Before you go replacing anything, rule out bad connections ,bad cables. Check all connections at battery. Especially check the ground connections from battery to engine block. See if the starter has a ground wire and check it. Check for corrosion in battery cables. Check connections on the starter, both the smaller wire and the larger cable from the battery. If you disconnect any of these wires, first disconnect the negative cable on the battery. Mechanics know how to 'jump start' the starter directly form the battery. If you know how to do this- try it. If you don't know how - DON"T TRY IT! What you can try is to connect a jumper cable from the NEGATIVE terminal of the battery to the BODY of the starter, not to any of the wires, and see if the car starts. This little test will rule out a ground problem

Mar 21, 2014 | Ford Taurus Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

How to install a starter


Unhook pos battery terminal.
unbolt the starter from bottom of engine
remove the three wires from the starter
attach wires to new starter in same location as last
bolt new one in place
attach the pos battery terminal
done and easy

Nov 10, 2013 | 1998 Dodge Ram 1500 4WD

1 Answer

The red lead wire on the back of the alternator has pulled away from somewhere and I need to know where it attaches to. This is on a 1997 Chevy Cavalier 2.4 engine. When I took the bolt off of the red lead...


That heavy gauge red wire (called a B+ wire) runs from the positive side of the battery directly to the back of the alternator. On yours, if it goes to the starter, the starter main battery terminal would essentially do the same thing. (both connections are always hot and always come directly from the battery). If you meant that it became disconnected when you said "pulled away", you need to find the wire it disconnected from and re-connect it. If it just came out of a loop that was securing it, you don't necessarily need to find the loop but can secure it with a tie wrap, making sure it stays away from the manifold.
You could actually make a new wire and connect it between the battery (+) terminal and the alternator, using the same gauge wire, but I'd be concerned that the loose end coming from the starter could possibly touch something and cause a direct short. At the least, you should find the loose end and cap it off. The battery cannot charge with the wire disconnected.
Anything I've just written that you don't understand, just ask and I'll clarify it for you.

Jun 22, 2011 | 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier

8 Answers

I have a 1985 4.1 cad coup deville I. replaced the motor,now I'm down to the starter wiring,6 wires i know the battery goes on the large post and the purple wire goes on the small post,that leaves 4...


OK, There should not be a "Tan" wire there. It is probably the "Red" or "Orange" wire that has faded real bad and just looks tan. It goes on the same post as the large black battery cable. It should be a 10 gauge wire. The other end of that wire goes to the "BAT" terminal on the alternator. (in case you want to check and make sure) The smaller black wires should be ground wires, They will attach to the transmission housing. Usually, there is a special bolt with a stud made on the end of it and a nut that secures the wires. As you said, the purple wire goes to the small post on the starter solenoid.

May 08, 2011 | 1985 Cadillac DeVille

3 Answers

WHERE IS THE STARTER LOCATED ?


Thanks for choosing FixYa and welcome to the site. I don't know your vehicle but I know a way to find it. They are usually located on the bottom of the engine, in the front. You can follow your battery wires. You should have a set of wires that run in the front of the engine. Those wires lead to the starter. Just follow the wires and you will find your starter. If you are working on the starter, make sure you unplug the battery first.

Apr 24, 2011 | Ford Windstar Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Starter diagram for a 1994 dodge intrepid


3.3L Engine
  1. Disconnect the negative (-) battery cable. Raise and safely support the front of the vehicle on jackstands. Fig. 1: Disconnect the negative battery cable 88172g31.gif

  2. Remove the three bolts attaching the starter to the engine/transaxle. Fig. 2: Remove the three starter mounting bolts 88172g32.gif
    CAUTION
    Be careful when removing the starter motor mounting bolts, the motor can be quite heavy. Personal injury could result if the starter motor falls from its mounting position.
  3. Remove the starter from the the transmission housing. Position the starter to gain access to the wiring connectors.
  4. Remove the battery positive cable nut from the starter and remove the cable. Fig. 3: Remove the battery positive cable nut from the starter and remove the cable 88172g33.gif

  5. Disconnect the push on solenoid connector.
  6. Remove the starter from the vehicle. To install:
  7. Clean all wire terminals of dirt, grease or corrosion.
  8. Attach the electrical wire connectors and secure with the mounting nuts. Tighten the starter solenoid B+ nut to 90 inch lbs. (10 Nm) and the solenoid wire-to-starter nut to 55 inch lbs. (6 Nm).
  9. Hold the starter motor in place, then secure in place with the 3 attaching bolts. Tighten the bolts to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm).
  10. Lower the vehicle.
  11. Connect the negative (-) battery cable.
3.5L Engine
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Raise and support the vehicle.
  3. For easier servicing, do not remove the wiring from the starter motor at this time.
  4. Remove the three bolts attaching the starter to the engine. Fig. 4: Remove the three bolts attaching the starter to the engine 88172g34.gif

  5. Remove the starter solenoid assembly from the transfer housing. Position the starter to gain access to the wiring connectors.
  6. Remove the battery positive cable nut from starter and remove the cable.
  7. Disconnect the push on solenoid connector.
  8. Remove the starter from the vehicle. To install:
  9. Clean all wire terminals of dirt, grease or corrosion.
  10. Attach the electrical wire connectors and secure with the mounting nuts. Tighten the starter solenoid B+ nut to 90 inch lbs. (10 Nm) and the solenoid wire-to-starter nut to 55 inch lbs. (6 Nm).
  11. Hold the starter motor in place, then secure in place with the 3 attaching bolts. Tighten the bolts to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm).
  12. Lower the vehicle.
  13. Connect the negative battery cable.
prev.gif next.gif

Oct 15, 2010 | Dodge Intrepid Cars & Trucks

3 Answers

I have a 1995 dodge intrepid and no owners manuel, i was told on the jack to see owners manuel to see how to jack up the car, and is the starter an easy fix?, i have heard horror storys about having to...


nonsense--should be easy according to autozone.com:

3.3L Engine

See Figures 9, 10 and 11
  1. Disconnect the negative - battery cable. Raise and safely support the front of the vehicle on jackstands.




0900c1528006a86e.jpg enlarge_icon.gifenlarge_tooltip.gif

Fig. Fig. 9: Disconnect the negative battery cable

  1. Remove the three bolts attaching the starter to the engine/transaxle.




0900c1528006a86f.jpg enlarge_icon.gifenlarge_tooltip.gif

Fig. Fig. 10: Remove the three starter mounting bolts

  1. Remove the starter from the the transmission housing. Position the starter to gain access to the wiring connectors.
  2. Remove the battery positive cable nut from the starter and remove the cable.




0900c1528006a870.jpg enlarge_icon.gifenlarge_tooltip.gif

Fig. Fig. 11: Remove the battery positive cable nut from the starter and remove the cable

  1. Disconnect the push on solenoid connector.
  2. Remove the starter from the vehicle.

To install:
  1. Clean all wire terminals of dirt, grease or corrosion.
  2. Attach the electrical wire connectors and secure with the mounting nuts. Tighten the starter solenoid B+ nut to 90 inch lbs. (10 Nm) and the solenoid wire-to-starter nut to 55 inch lbs. (6 Nm).
  3. Hold the starter motor in place, then secure in place with the 3 attaching bolts. Tighten the bolts to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm).
  4. Lower the vehicle.
  5. Connect the negative - battery cable.

3.5L Engine
See Figures 9 and 12
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Raise and support the vehicle.
  3. For easier servicing, do not remove the wiring from the starter motor at this time.
  4. Remove the three bolts attaching the starter to the engine.




0900c1528006a871.jpg enlarge_icon.gifenlarge_tooltip.gif

Fig. Fig. 12: Remove the three bolts attaching the starter to the engine

  1. Remove the starter solenoid assembly from the transfer housing. Position the starter to gain access to the wiring connectors.
  2. Remove the battery positive cable nut from starter and remove the cable.
  3. Disconnect the push on solenoid connector.
  4. Remove the starter from the vehicle.

To install:
  1. Clean all wire terminals of dirt, grease or corrosion.
  2. Attach the electrical wire connectors and secure with the mounting nuts. Tighten the starter solenoid B+ nut to 90 inch lbs. (10 Nm) and the solenoid wire-to-starter nut to 55 inch lbs. (6 Nm).
  3. Hold the starter motor in place, then secure in place with the 3 attaching bolts. Tighten the bolts to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm).
  4. Lower the vehicle.
  5. Connect the negative battery cable.

Sep 17, 2010 | 1995 Dodge Intrepid

1 Answer

How to change a starter on a 96 mazda 626 ?


Write down the radio's activation code prior to disconnecting the battery' s negative terminal.

Remove the air-intake duct and the air filter housing. (assuming this your car is 4-cylinder)
Remove the bracket that runs between the inlet manifold and the starter-motor.
The starter-motor is by the left-side of the transmission over the axle-shaft.
Disconnect its solenoid wire and the positive wire attached to the starter-motor.
Remove the three 14mm bolts holding it up.
Once taken out, exchange it for a rebuilt one at your local autoparts store.
Installation is reverse of removal.

Oct 03, 2009 | 1996 Mazda 626

Not finding what you are looking for?
2006 Chevrolet Malibu Logo

144 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Chevrolet Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

77169 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22265 Answers

Ronny Bennett Sr.
Ronny Bennett Sr.

Level 3 Expert

6927 Answers

Are you a Chevrolet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...