Hi, I need some serious help with my 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP it involves hooking the wires back up to the starter, but first a little background.
Two nights ago I finally got my starter off and out, I went had it tested, it was bad. Bought a new one, took it back to my car, got underneath, and realized there were more than two wires that needed to be hooked back up to the starter. It was so dark the night before I did not see how many were connected to the big bolt.
After searching for a couple hours online, I never found out what these wires were or which ones go where. Finally I gave in. I hooked up the big fat wire, and the small one (the only two I remember being hooked up). I left the other two hanging. The car started right up, I drove it about twenty minutes until I slowly starter losing power from the battery, and luckily I got it off the road before it shut off completely.
What did I do wrong? And what are those two wires? They appeared to be the same gauge, both bigger than the smaller wire I hooked up, and smaller than the big fat one! Please help, I am a serious noob at cars, and I have no other way to work and back. Please and thank you, Bret
Monday, December 5th, 2011 AT 5:34 AM