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Starter wiring for 1969 olds 442 one is hot to battery other is purple coming off solenoid going to where dont know help me please year is 1969

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can you hear the starter spin faintly when you jump it? like if the solenoid wasn't engaging into the flywheel? other than that i think you got everything covered.... did they load test the starter or just put power to it and spin it up? also make sure the copper wire from the main lug on the starter to the brushes inside the starter is not damaged or missing.. take some jumper cables and hook them to your battery and then directly to the starter and see if it spins it up if not try that with a different battery,, if still no go buy a new starter it may not be performing under heavy load good luck please rate -jeff

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All 4 power wires go together on the large center stud on the solenoid.
The purple wire goes on the small stud.
The purple wire supplys the trigger signal when the key is turned to the start position.Since your solenoid is clicking when the key is turned to start this is working properly.
I would check battery connections and then check power connections on solenoid again.Make sure all connections are clean and tight.

Posted on Dec 03, 2008

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Hey there Hurst,
Here's a site that has a specific manual for Your year http://www.oldcarnetwork.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=MP0229 the other option is search about a bit at swap meets and such and find a "shop manual" as they are a wealth of info(they where used at dealers in their day).You can sometimes find these manuals in Your local library as well so it may be worth a look see there.Best of luck and happy Oldsmobiling:>:>:>

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there should be a slot for each wire on back of ignition play with them till you get it right cant hurt anything

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There is no starter relay shown in a wiring diagram. The only thing between the ignition switch and the starter solenoid is the park/neutral switch (or the clutch pedal position switch on manuals).

Do the warning lights and gauges come on with key on? That would verify power is into the switch and being sent out. The small purple wire on the starter solenoid should have power on it when the key is held in start position. If it does, recheck your starter and battery connections. When the purple wire energizes the solenoid, the starter motor should crank the engine.
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Not the coil, wouldn't affect or be affected by the slow starter. I would double check grounds and battery, starter, and alternator connections for a clean tight connection. I would be looking at doing voltage drop tests to look for high resistance in the start circuit.
You may have to get under the dash and find the source of the smoke. Sometimes the back of the fuse panel where the wiring connects in will get so hot the plastic starts to melt. Then the wires and connections go bad, and you can even have current cross feeding into another circuit-like your wipers are doing. So I would pull off the fuse box and check for that. Keep looking for something that burned. It's got to be electrical.
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All 4 power wires go together on the large center stud on the solenoid.
The purple wire goes on the small stud.
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I would check battery connections and then check power connections on solenoid again.Make sure all connections are clean and tight.

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