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91 corsica,3.1L friend changed the starter, when he hooked up the battery he reversed the terminals for a second. now the car has no power when you turn on the key

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Check all fuses and fusible links-guarantee one is blown, this is why systems are fused to protect from dmaage and mistakes.

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Is there any fusable links on a 1991 Corsica

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I have an 89 astro van, Would not start so I put a battery charger on it and It started. Took it to a auto parts store and had the battery checked out and the guy said it was bad,so I took it to walmart...

a few problems that it might be.
1. I am guessing you checked for 12 volts at the starter motor end of the thick red cable that runs from the positive terminal of your battery?
2. The solenoid on your starter motor is "engaged" by applying a smaller current of 12 volts from a starter relay which is activated by your ignition key circuit.
3. Is there a good connection between your batteries negative terminal and the car chassis?
4. I guess you did not reverse connect the battery terminals as there would have been some bad consequences already.
For a good explanation of how the starter system works see here:
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Starter --- I found it, replaced it hooked the three terminals back on. When I started the car, got nothing and battery started to smoke. Did I reverse the polartity?

sounds like it. scrap that battery,and be thankful it didnt explode. reverse the starter wiring,and trywith a new or borrowed battery.
keep me updated.

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91 chev corsica location of starter, any special tools needed

Nothing special about the tools but you will need to make sure you add the shim correctly

Feb 02, 2010 | 1991 Chevrolet Corsica

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I need help removing wiring off of starter for 91 chevy corsica

First and foremost, before you do any of that make sure you disconnect the battery terminals, unless you want to get the **** shocked out of you.

The starter (in case you're not aware, I have no idea) is a black cylindrical object right underneath the front of the car... pretty close to the bumper cover. There should only be two bolts holding it up - taking it off is pretty simple. Just get the bolts off with a socket wrench (you might need a deep set socket) and you're set. Hooking it back up can be tricky though. Try and mark the wires somehow so you can remember which ones go where, or you might cause some electrical issues when you get it back on.

Nov 03, 2009 | 1991 Chevrolet Corsica

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I think the #1 cause for such is the battery terminals. If not the terminals, a loose nut at the starter solenoid or wire burned off/disconnected at that point. There also must be a bond between the battery negative to the body/chassis. That is usually a second (the smaller) black wire at the negative terminal or a bonding strap from the engine block to the chassis. Though the engine will crank if that bond is missing.

Dec 14, 2008 | 1991 Chevrolet C1500

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