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Im installing a starter and solenoid back into the car and the cable coming up from the engine block with a red casing is lost?? I have no clue which screw coming off the sylanoid to attach this cord to. The cord coming off the battery is to be installed on the bottom screw correct??

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The starter wiring is not that difficult, and the wire with the small eyelet connector goes to the small "S" terminal on the starter solenoid.

The positive battery cable and any other wires with the large eyelet connectors connect together at the large upper main terminal on the starter solenoid.

Any ground strap if the vehicle has one would be used at one of the starter mounting bolts to help ground the starter motor, here is a diagram of your starter to help assist you, and let me know if you require any further assistance.



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