To get my car to start I have to turn the key multiple times

Tiny
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  • 2000 CHEVROLET IMPALA
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  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
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  • 150,000 MILES
I have to turn key multiple times to get a start. On starter there is a small nut gone from end were the small red wire goes. This wire also is going no where. I do believe once it is touching any bare metal. I can get it to start, but yet and still after a few turns only.
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Thursday, January 19th, 2017 AT 5:57 AM

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Tiny
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Sounds like you had a starter replaced and somebody did not tighten the screws down. Small wire goes to small post on starter solenoid, it is purple. See diagram.
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Thursday, January 19th, 2017 AT 6:44 AM
Tiny
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Well it looks reddish with the hole for the nut side then a two or so inches long until a cutoff end.
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Thursday, January 19th, 2017 AT 7:10 AM
Tiny
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Check to see if you can find the other end and fix the wire.
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Thursday, January 19th, 2017 AT 7:28 AM

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