STARTER ASSEMBLY ISSUES?

  • Tiny
  • 88beretta
  • 1988 Chevrolet Beretta
  • 198,000 miles

The motor in this car is a 2.8l v6, im having an issue with the starter and that is that it has 4 wires running to the starter, 3 wires are 8-10 gauge wirrs and theyll only fit around the big terminal on the starter, then I have 1 small wire thats a 14-16 gauge wire and itll only fit around 1 of the 2 smaller terminals, I tried having all 3 wires hooked up to the big terminal then the smaller one on both terminals (s&r) I put it on one of the 2 terminals and it starts but will not turn off, then I hook it up to the other terminal and it doesnt even turn over? I have a book for the car and it says 1 wire goes to s and 1 goes to r but I cant do that with the bigger wire hooks, what do I need to do and how is it suppose to be assembled, ive took this starter apart over 9 times, replaced 2 starters and now im confused. Help?

Thursday, May 24th, 2012 AT 2:58 PM

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  • saturntech9
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I only see 2 wires going to your starter I posted a wire diagram for to look at.

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Thursday, May 24th, 2012 AT 4:36 PM
  • Tiny
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Thank you, I will try too see which wires dont belong. Cause all of the wires are coming out of one tube. So ill have to follow those up.

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Thursday, May 24th, 2012 AT 4:43 PM
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  • saturntech9
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Your welcome keep me posted.

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Thursday, May 24th, 2012 AT 5:02 PM
  • Tiny
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Will do

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Thursday, May 24th, 2012 AT 5:11 PM

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