2001 Pontiac Sunfire Picture of Starter wiring please

  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • 80,000 MILES
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 3 wires off, 1 signal wire and 2 larger wires from the alt and batt. 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 cant figure out where it goes. It appears that they only place it goes is the starter, to get a constant source of power. I dont remember it like this, but seems to be the only option. Oh, and while doing this I accidently touched the terminals on the starter together and sparks flew. When I tried to start it, the lights dont work, the dash/interior lights flash, and the starter doesnt work. Sounds like its draining power though when I turn the ignigtion. 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 (doesnt even show relay), I was hoping someone could take a pic of their set up and send it to me. I have the 2.2L OHV manual tranmission. Or if anyone has a suggestion on how to try to figure it out, that would help too.

Thanks, bill
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Friday, June 11th, 2010 AT 1:02 PM

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Hi amraam35, Welcome to 2carpros and TY for the donation

Look at the color wires on the crank relay is it the same colors as yours?


Here's an earlier start circuit


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Friday, June 11th, 2010 AT 1:15 PM

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