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STARTER MOTOR WIRING

NEED THE RIGHT WAY TO HOOK UP MY STARTER WIRING.THREE FUSEABLE LINKS RED,ONE PURPLE WIRE,AND POSITIVE CABLE.

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  • frank maritn May 24, 2009

    SO THE FOUR FUSEABLE LINKS GO ON THE ONE ON THE LEFT,PURPLE MIDDLR AND RED POWER CABLE ON THE LEFT

  • frank maritn May 24, 2009

    SORRY 4 ON LEFT P IN THE MIDDLE AND POWER ON RIGHT

  • frank maritn May 24, 2009

    OKAY THERE ARE 2 GRAY WIRES 1 PURPLE WIRE 2 RED WIRES BUT ONE IS TO THE POSITIVE BATTERY

  • frank maritn May 24, 2009

    OKAY THERE ARE 2 GRAY WIRES 1 PURPLE WIRE 2 RED WIRES BUT ONE IS TO THE POSITIVE BATTERY

  • frank maritn May 24, 2009

    OKAY THERE ARE 2 GRAY WIRES 1 PURPLE WIRE 2 RED WIRES BUT ONE IS TO THE POSITIVE BATTERY

  • frank maritn May 30, 2009

    there are three terminals left is neg. right is positive.middle is purple

  • ralph durso May 11, 2010

    the wiring is right still wont even crank

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The wires with the large loops go on the big terminal. The purple wire likely is the one with the smaller loop that goes on the right terminal (facing the solenoid). That is ith trigger wire from the ignition key.Do not permit the wires from either terminals to touch.

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  • Richard Scordino May 24, 2009

    I knew I shouldn't have answered this one...All wires with large loops on the end (battery cable, all fusable links etc. go on the Main Terminal of the starter solenoid.(the big copper one) That usually leaves only one remaining wire (the purple one) that one attaches to terminal on the solenoid to the right of the big one...that terminal is the one that makes the solenoid work when you turn the key. You may have an additional wire there if you have a remote starter in your system. Some starter solenoids on remanufactured starters have an extra terminsl on them (a small one to the left of the big one) that one is generally not used.
    Since you can't put the small loops on the big terminal, and putting the big loops on the small terminal is just really awkward, Where is your problem?


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