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Replacing starter three wires, one of them plugs into the starter, do the other two go on the starter post>?

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Is one wire small and the other bigg wire.if so, yes

Posted on Aug 12, 2008

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Yes they go to the starter post, they are the power source for the rest of the electrical system, they are called fuse links.

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The lights most definately are on because either you disconnected the battery to replace the starter like you were supposed to, or you didn't and you may have briefly shorted out the battery which is fine. The lights go on because the ecu was reset. The lights should last no longer than an hour or so, if they last longer than a day or 2 i would disconnect the battery for 30 seconds and reconnect it ot reset it again. As for the starter your'e fine, the wiring is fairly simple and if you got it wrong you'd know it.

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Double check your battery terminals and cables...make sure they are clean, corrosion-free and snug. If they're dirty or have a layer of corrosion, even a new battery will make your starter click (due to poor voltage to the starter). Get yourself a battery terminal cleaning brush and clean them real good and connect snugly.

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Trying to take off starter on my 1999 ford f150 4.6 liter is it hard to take off or should i just take it in to a mechanic


tqojcaj3377, Most starters are held in place with three bolts. As you are standing in front of your vehicle facing the engine it is located on the left lower side of the engine. The first thing you do is disconnect the negative battery cable and set it aside away from the battery. Get under the vehicle. F150's have enough room under there so you wont have to jack up the vehicle. Take a light with you. Using a 13mm wrench or socket, remove the large power wire from the starter. Using either an 8mm or 10mm wrench or socket, remove the small wire. Sometimes this wire is just plugged in. Using a 13mm wrench or socket, remove the three bolts holding the starter. The third one is at the top of the starter and sometimes is hard to get at. Use a socket and ratchet with an extension for this one. Remove the starter. Clean the wire connections with some sandpaper or emery cloth. Reverse the procedure to replace it with the new one. Make sure that the wire connections are just snug and not too tight so you don't damage the solenoid. Replace the battery cable and try the starter at least three times to ensure that the starter and wires are tight enough. Good luck with this.

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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.

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Replaced starter (tested bad, solenoid). Still won't start. Is there a fuse or link that is blown between the ignition switch and solenoid? 89 chevy c-1500 5.7


On most GM vehicles there are three posts on the starter. The main power supply and then one for solenoid to engage and the other is for ignition system. Make sure the vehicle is in park for automatic transmission with emergency brake on or neutral with the emergency brake engaged and block the wheels as well. I would try to jumper a wire from the main post to one for a second and then the other (just a quick touch) to see if the starter is functioning properly. If this cranks the engine over then check to see if you have the wires connected to the starter post or the ignition post. If they are attached correctly and it still will not crank over you probably have an issue further up in the wiring harness. Possibly a bad ignition switch, bad ground or a broken wire somewhere.

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How to remove the starter


Welcome to Fixya

Here's the procedure on how to replace/remove the starter.

#1
Loosen the negative battery terminal on the car and pull the terminal away from the battery. Place the wheel chocks behind the rear tires.

#2
Jack the car using the automobile jack and place a jack stand under the frame near the jacking point. Raise the jack stand to the frame.

#3
Remove the three bolts that hold the starter to the engine using a socket and ratchet. Remove the starter away from the engine so you can gain access to the wires.

#4
Remove the main wire from the starter using a wrench to remove the nut and then unplug the wire harness.

#5
Pull the old starter away from the engine and put the new one into place. Reconnect the wires by plugging the wiring harness back in and securing the main wire back to the post, tightening the nut with a wrench.

#6
Push the starter into place on the engine and start all three bolts by hand. Tighten the bolts using a socket and ratchet.

#7
Remove the jack stand from under the car and lower the car back to the ground. Start the car to test the installation.

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How to wire a starter in a pontiac grand prix


Double check your battery terminals and cables...make sure they are clean, corrosion-free and snug. If they're dirty or have a layer of corrosion, even a new battery will make your starter click (due to poor voltage to the starter). Get yourself a battery terminal cleaning brush and clean them real good and connect snugly.

Nov 22, 2009 | 1999 Pontiac Grand Prix

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Starter went bad on my malibu and i replaced it but, after the intial start up it started but the ABS light was on and the battery light was on, i am wondering if i put the wires on the proper post. my...


The lights most definately are on because either you disconnected the battery to replace the starter like you were supposed to, or you didn't and you may have briefly shorted out the battery which is fine. The lights go on because the ecu was reset. The lights should last no longer than an hour or so, if they last longer than a day or 2 i would disconnect the battery for 30 seconds and reconnect it ot reset it again. As for the starter your'e fine, the wiring is fairly simple and if you got it wrong you'd know it.

Aug 19, 2009 | 2003 Chevrolet Malibu

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It's just an old Chevy starter! On that round starter solenoid, you will see two or three posts. One thick copper post, and one or two small
steel ones. The thick copper post you can't miss. It's about as thick as your little finger. The one, or two, small terminals, (Posts), are the thickness of a ball point pin refill.

You should have the Positive cable that comes down from the battery, connected to the thick post. There should -> also be two or three wires in a small wire loom, that connect to this post. This small wire loom will have a metal round terminal, that has a hole in it, large enough to go over this post. The battery cable goes on first, then this small wire loom terminal. Then a lock washer, and a brass nut.

If you have a solenoid with two small terminals, in the solenoid itself, next to the small posts, you may see -> ST,
and -> R. There should be a single wire, that comes down out of a wiring harness. It will have a round metal terminal end on it, and a hole in it, just large enough to slip over the small post. You want to connect it to the post with -> ST

All that is going on here, is that the solenoid is a magnetic switch.
If it wasn't present, you would have a thick wire, like that battery cable, going up to your ignition key switch. Instead you have a real small wire going to it.

Electricity for other circuits, like the lighting circuit, heat and air circuit, and so on, get their supply from the large solenoid post, also. That's what that two, or three wire, harness is for.

ST stands for Start. This is the Start side of the solenoid. R stands for Resistor. There was a wire used to connect to this small post, and it led up to a resistor mounted on the firewall, of older cars. These cars used a distributor with points in it. A wire went from the resistor over to the distributor.

Your solenoid may not have two small posts. It may just have one, with ST next to it, Or -> S

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Replaceing starter


Yes they go to the starter post, they are the power source for the rest of the electrical system, they are called fuse links.

Aug 12, 2008 | 1992 Mercury Topaz

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