Battery cable replaced

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Battery cable replaced

Postby monzacoupe » Tue Aug 18, 2015 7:47 pm

Hey, the PO had spliced the battery cable so I replaced it. The problem I've come across now is the second wire to the battery. The PO had spliced 5 short wires together to go from the battery to the starter's small post, the battery cable I got from the donor car has a similar wire but it's too short to go to the same post. Where is this wire supposed to be connected to?

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Re: Battery cable replaced

Postby spencerforhire » Tue Aug 18, 2015 8:19 pm

Not sure what the PO had there, but there is not supposed to be any battery wire to either of the small posts of the starter. The large top post of the starter solenoid is normally used as a distribution point for the whole electrical system. The 10 or 12 gauge red wires from the alternator and to the fuse box and ignition switch hook up to the main battery cable there.
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Re: Battery cable replaced

Postby monzacoupe » Tue Aug 18, 2015 8:34 pm

Ok thanks. Where does the smaller gauge red wire connect to when the time comes? Alternator?

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Re: Battery cable replaced

Postby zzip » Wed Aug 19, 2015 2:06 am

Hoy Rick,

on my car and spare car (both V6 3.8Lt) , the small red wire from the battery
goes to the fuse (I dont know the name ) on the firewall . see red circle

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On the wiring diagram have only the L4 a small red on the battery .
But my V6 have also one . ???

I hope this help you .

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Re: Battery cable replaced

Postby monzacoupe » Sun Sep 13, 2015 12:18 am

I just want to make sure everything is correct when I re-start the car. Here's my starter and the wires to it. What goes where please.

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Re: Battery cable replaced

Postby monzacoupe » Sun Sep 13, 2015 12:25 am

I just want to make sure everything is correct when I re-start the car. Here's my starter and the wires to it. What goes where please.

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Re: Battery cable replaced

Postby zeke » Mon Sep 14, 2015 1:22 pm

Probably too late but the large battery cable and the two smaller wires in your hand with fuse links, go to the large 3/8" stud on the starter solenoid. The purple wire with small eyelet goes to the S terminal on the solenoid. The R terminal on the solenoid is unused.
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Re: Battery cable replaced

Postby spencerforhire » Mon Sep 14, 2015 4:21 pm

If you can't get your head in there to see which terminal is the "S", viewed from the front it's on the right . So if the starter is on the passenger's side, it's the one closest to the block.
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72 Vega HB Drag Car -383/'Glide/9"(9.45@146.19)(6.01@117.28 1/8th)
76 Vega GT- 400/4spd/9" retired from active duty(rusty)
03 Silverado 2WD ex.cab (work truck/parts hauler)
04 Silverado 2WD ex.cab (retired)
06 Haulin' 20ft enclosed car transporter
93 Suburban- 350/4L60(retired)
00 Saturn SW2- wife's car
01 Saturn SC2- younger son's project
00 Saturn SL2- daughter's car
98 Saturn SW2- spare
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Re: Battery cable replaced

Postby monzacoupe » Mon Sep 14, 2015 8:14 pm

Thanks very much gentlemen!

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