Hi, I need some serious help with my 97 grand 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 (these wires also had the metal piece at the end, just like the bigger and smaller one). 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. If it helps, when I was driving away my TCS was off, maybe one of those two wires went to that, I dont know, I am just trying to be as specific as possible because I feel that you all are my last hope.
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 get to work and back. Please and thank you, Bret
Monday, December 12th, 2016 AT 4:37 PM