Someone cut my power cord to my starter. I need to know how to reconnect it to the starter.

Tiny
RYANK44
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  • 2000 CHEVROLET S-10
  • 15,000 MILES
I need to know where to splice the cord to on the starter without having to pull the starter out.
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Tuesday, November 29th, 2011 AT 3:06 AM

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Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Which wire was cut? The one from the battery? If so, disconnect the neg terminal before doing anything. That wire supplies power direct from the battery all the time. Then, replace the entire cable.
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Tuesday, November 29th, 2011 AT 3:08 AM
Tiny
RYANK44
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The wire was cut right from the starter motor itself.
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Tuesday, November 29th, 2011 AT 3:11 AM
Tiny
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Please disconnect the battery until I get this figured out for you. I need to see a picture of what was cut to be sure. Can you upload a pic for me to see?
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Tuesday, November 29th, 2011 AT 3:25 AM
Tiny
RYANK44
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I can try to. But it actually looks like it came off of the boot that goes onto the starter that bolts onto it. But when I pulled the starter off I didnt see the metal boot that goes onto it ( I bought a new starter) so I dont know if I would be able to splice it on to the starter without the metal boot.
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Tuesday, November 29th, 2011 AT 3:32 AM
Tiny
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When you say metal boot, are you refering to the steel ring that bolts to the starter? If so, that will already be on the new battery cable that runs to the starter. That isn't a wire I recommend splicing. Too much power is supplied through it.
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Tuesday, November 29th, 2011 AT 3:43 AM
Tiny
RYANK44
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Yes thats what I mean. But I didnt replace the wire. I just pulled the starter off and the only wire that was connected was the solenoid cable. It just looks like it came off the metal ring, but I cant find the metal ring anywhere.
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Tuesday, November 29th, 2011 AT 3:46 AM
Tiny
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If it is the smaller wire, you can get a new end that crimps on. If it is the bigger wire, replace it.
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Tuesday, November 29th, 2011 AT 3:53 AM
Tiny
RYANK44
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And how much is a new cable?
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Tuesday, November 29th, 2011 AT 3:54 AM
Tiny
CJ MEDEVAC
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MAYBE THE METAL RING IS NOW TRANSFORMED INTO A WASHER UNDER THE NUT?

I MAY HAVE ENTERED THIS INFO WRONG--REDO IF IT IS

http://www.autozone.com/autozone/parts/Lynx-O-e-Battery-Cable/2000-Chevrolet-S10-P-U-2WD/_/N-je3y2Z8gcx6?counter=0&filterByKeyWord=POSITIVE+BATTERY+CABLE&fromString=search&itemIdentifier=831028_120222_7849_

KEEP US INFORMED

THE MEDIC
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Tuesday, November 29th, 2011 AT 4:01 AM
Tiny
RYANK44
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Thanks man, i'll have to go into auto zone tomorrow and see what they say. Hopefully I dont have to replace the whole cable being since its almost 200 bucks.
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Tuesday, November 29th, 2011 AT 4:08 AM
Tiny
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The cable will be around ten dollars.
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Tuesday, November 29th, 2011 AT 4:08 AM
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RYANK44
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Ok thanks. I just hope thats not whats wrong. Because even with my new starter in it still makes the clicking noise.
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Tuesday, November 29th, 2011 AT 4:10 AM
Tiny
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Who told you a battery cable is 200 dollars? My god no. Maybe around ten dollars.

If you can, please upload a pic so I can see what you are dealing with. And let me know how it goes for you.

Joe
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Tuesday, November 29th, 2011 AT 4:36 AM

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