STARTER WIRE HOOK UP

  • Tiny
  • Funnyf
  • 1999 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX
  • 150,000 MILES

I removed starter then forgot what wire went where

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Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011 AT 2:20 AM

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  • Tiny
  • ASEMaster6371
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Big fat wire with big eyelet goes on the stud on the solenoid with the big nut.

The little wire goes on the little terminal on the solenoid closest to you

Roy

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Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011 AT 2:28 AM
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  • Rasmataz
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The little wire is the purple one that triggers the starting circuit-w/o this connected you ain't going nowhere-

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Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011 AT 7:06 AM
  • Tiny
  • Funnyf
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There are 2 large studs and more big eyelet wires with the large fat wire that goes to batt.

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Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011 AT 1:16 PM
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  • Wrenchtech
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There is only one big stud for incoming. The other one is attached internally connecting the solenoid to the motor. The purple one goes on the "S" terminal. All others go to the main terminal

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Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011 AT 1:44 PM
  • Tiny
  • Funnyf
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How do I test starter solenoid on a pontiac grand prix gt. What studs do I cross over

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Monday, November 7th, 2011 AT 4:18 AM
  • Tiny
  • Rasmataz
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You probably fried the starter motor-Good Luck

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Monday, November 7th, 2011 AT 5:48 AM
  • Tiny
  • Funnyf
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I havent gotten a reply to last Qs. Qs is, what post on starter do I cross over to ck if solenoid is working or not, on a 1999 pontiac grand prix gt

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Monday, November 7th, 2011 AT 5:52 AM
  • Tiny
  • Rasmataz
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The big stud where the battery positive cable is connected to and the small terminal is where the purple wire should be connected-cross this two terminals with a screwdriver the starter should engage the engine if not -replace the starter

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Monday, November 7th, 2011 AT 6:01 AM
  • Tiny
  • Dinh
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Hi, I need some serious help with my 97 gran prix gtp. It involves hooking the wires back up to the starter, but first a little background.

Two nites ago I finally got my damn 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 didnt 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 starter right up, I drove it about 20 minutes until I slowly starter losing power from the battery, and luckily I got it off the road before it died completely.

What did I do wrong? And what are those two wires? They appeared to be the same gage, both bigger than the smaller wire I hooked up, and smaller thsn 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

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Monday, December 5th, 2011 AT 5:34 AM
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You need to start a new question of your own. This one belongs to someone else.

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Monday, December 5th, 2011 AT 10:42 AM

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