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Trying to figure out where the hot wire goes on a 1998 cavalier 2.4 starter. is it the small bolt or the smaller bolt?

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It's the small bolt, should have a 13-15mm nut on it. The smaller one is for the smaller wire, probably a 8mm nut.

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