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Lug on hot wire to starter broke off. where does it feed to?

If your ref to the battery hot wire, that goes to the starter

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My car is a 2002 mitshiubishi galant. When it starts the temp gauge goes midway between hot and cold. While I'm driving it stays there between hot and cold. When I'm idling or approaching red...

This sounds like an issue with your radiator fan not kicking in. You might have a bad fan relay ... or a dead fan motor. These are both relatively simple parts to repair ... and if you are doing your own repairs, it's pretty easy to figure out which one it is ...
First -- remember that you have to keep safety in mind. Touching live wires in a car's engine can cause serious injury or even death -- so make sure you do these steps in order.
1. Unplug the battery from the electrical system of the car -- this will make sure you don't get shocked while testing your fan. 2. Unplug your fan from the engine and insert 2 wires into the plug and plug it back in (one for positive and one for negative). Make sure that you are using a wire that can handle 12 volts at high amperage. Make sure that the stripped parts of the wires are not going to touch each other, and that they make a connection to the metal inside the plug. (I will refer to these wires as the "bypass wires" for this procedure) 3. Connect your bypass wires to the disconnected ends of your battery cables that you unplugged in step 1. 4. Reconnect the battery cables to the battery one at a time ... as the second wire makes contact with the battery terminal, you should hear the fan kick on. If it turns on, you probably have an issue with the fan relay and not the fan itself. If the fan does not turn on with the bypass wires in place, you most likely have a dead fan motor. 5. Remove the battery cables from the battery again, and then remove the bypass wires. 6. Reconnect the battery cables to the battery terminals and make sure everything is tightened properly.
If you have a bad relay (the fan worked with the bypass) then you should be able to get one form your local auto parts store and replace it. This should resolve the issue. If the fan did not turn on, even with the bypass wires in place, replace the fan motor and you should be good.

May 30, 2011 | 2002 Mitsubishi Galant

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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

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I replaced my engine in a 1985 cad deville,there is 6 wires going to the starter, i know that the positive cable goes on the large post and the purple wire goes on the small post.then there is the tan wire...

If the wire is big enough to go on the big post, likely it sends power to something from the battery at that point. The smalls that are hot go to one small terminal on the battery and the other goes to the other terminal. The single likely goes live when you turn the key to start. Cannot confirm these without proper diagram but this is a start.

May 08, 2011 | Cadillac DeVille Cars & Trucks

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I have a 88 ford ranger 2.9 engine. fuel pumps wont work by passed nertia switch. if I jump a hot wire to the nertia wire in the plug in for the relay the pumps will work.replaced relay still doesn't work....

The red wire should be hot. the inertia switch, when the top button is pushed,makes contact from the red wire to the tan wire which goes to the fuel pump.

Jan 27, 2011 | Ford Ranger Cars & Trucks

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Where do each of the starter wires go on the starter

You should have a total of four wires,The heavy wire with a big eye connector goes to battery positive.A smaller wire with a big eye connector goes behing the big battery positive wire,on the big post of the starter.A light purple wire goes on the post of the starter away from the engine,it goes to the ignition switch and is hot when you turn the key to the start position,the last wire is optional it is the small wire and connects to the little post on the starter closest to the engine.It goes to the ignition switch and is hot when you turn the key on.

Nov 18, 2009 | 1998 Buick Regal

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The plug that connects to the alternator has three

Yes the White wire is the reason. It goes to the Internal Regulator.
As you view the connector that plugs into your alternator, look at where the lock tab is.
Lock tab on TOP. The Black wire goes to the Left side. The White wire goes to the Right side.

The Black wire, ties into the Red wire down in the wire loom. (The Red wire goes to the starter solenoid, and this is connected straight to the battery. This is why the Red, AND the Black wire, are both Hot wires)

The White wire goes through the bulkhead wire loom, and to the bulkhead connector.

(Down under the steering shaft, and on the firewall, you'll see a rectangular Black box shape, with a Bunch of wires, coming into it from the engine compartment. The bulkhead connector is two pieces. Following it through the firewall, the other side of it is the fuse panel)

Where the White wire connects in the fuse panel,
it should go straight to the ACC fuse. (Accessory)

May 15, 2009 | 1987 Chevrolet Camaro

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Nology hot wires and Nology silver spark plugs

It is not possible to use Nologi non resistor silver spark plugs together with Nologi Hot wires on my Tiburon 2003. I guess it goes for all Tiburon from 2002 to 2006 with the 1,6 liter DOHC Alpha Engine. But I am still working on it and if I get anything to solve this problem I will be back to tell.

Mar 25, 2009 | 2003 Hyundai Tiburon

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if you have a 3 wire Alt :
you have to hot to the Bat.

than # 1 of the 2 pins goes to a switched hot (NOT to the Dist. the car wont turn off) this is what turns on the Alt. charging system
the #2 goes to the charging lamp on the dash

Aug 05, 2008 | 1984 Chevrolet Chevette

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