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Starter Problem I have two orange wires going to the starter that are grounding out somewhere need to know where they go.

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this just jumps to the other large post (battery power) on the starter -jeff please rate

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Here is a diagram for you
should be very easy to figure out, only two wires go to the starter let me know if you run into a problem and be sure to rate this solution -Jeff

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Have you verified the engine will turn over by hand? Disconnect the battery, get a socket that will fit the crankshaft bolt and try to turn the engine over. If OK, reconnect your battery cables, use your digital volt meter, place the negative lead of the meter to the positive battery cable post and the positive meter lead to the start solenoid stud at the starter. You should not see more than 0.5 volts. If you see more than that, your positive cable is bad.
Repeat the same step with the negative cable, result should be the same.
Start there and let me know.

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I'm assuming there are 2 wires. On most starters there are 2 threaded posts. One will be chassis ground the other one will be electrically isolated on an insulated standoff, this will be the positive (usually red) wire from the starter relay which is usually somewhere close to the battery. If there is only one wire then it will be the postiive and bolting the starter in is "connecting" the ground. Make sure the mounting area is clean.

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There is only one way to hook the starter up. You have a big wire and a small on or a plug in harness connector. If they were hooked up wrong you would have major electrical damage. I bet you have a igniton swith issue if the batterys test good or the starter relay in the fuse box is bad. Swap the relay with one of the other to see. Or its possible you have a security lockout because of a failed key tumbler.

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