Hello, I replaced the transmission and clutch in my car, having to remove the entire transmission as a unit to to it, then replaced it. It went fine until I went to install the starter again. I remember taking three wires off, one signal wire and two larger wires from the alt and battery. However, when I went to put it back together, I had an extra large wire. The wiring did not match the wiring diagram in the Haynes manual, because in this car, the ignition signal goes to a starter relay, which the signal wire comes out of and goes to the starter. However, the power in line from the relay, I cannot figure out where it goes. It appears that they only place it goes is the starter, to get a constant source of power. I do not remember it like this, but seems to be the only option. Oh, and while doing this I accidentally touched the terminals on the starter together and sparks flew. When I tried to start it, the lights did not work, the dash/interior lights flash, and the starter does not work. Sounds like it is draining power though when I turn the ignition. My thinking is either I have the starter wired wrong, or I blew some electrical thing when I touched the terminals. Or both. Since the wiring diagram is not good (does not even show relay). I was hoping someone could take a picture of their set up and send it to me. I have the 2.2L OHV manual transmission. Or if anyone has a suggestion on how to try to figure it out, that would help too.
have the same problem?
Friday, June 11th, 2010 AT 1:02 PM