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Old 08-05-2013, 11:14 AM
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NEGATIVE WIRE TO STARTER MIA

This is absolutely ridiculous. Had to change out starter. Got old one out. Installed new one, hooked up positive, go to hook up the negative lead to new starter and it's gone. Like, 100%, cannot track it down, gone. Been looking for 4 hours. Covered completely in grease and dirt. Looked from every angle using inspection, flashlight etc. This is the third time replacing starter... NEVER had an issue in doing this 1 hour process. Where the F*CK could it have gone and where does this line run to so I can back track the line? Thanks for any help.
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Old 08-05-2013, 04:39 PM
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i think that starter does not have a ground wire bolted to it just power wire and signal wire and 3 bolts to mount it ground comes from it being bolted to engine
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Old 08-05-2013, 05:07 PM
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Every starter I ever replaced has been a power wire and a remote wire and that's it
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Old 08-05-2013, 06:51 PM
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ya think doing it 3 times before ??

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Old 08-05-2013, 06:56 PM
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According to the Haynes manual there should be a red wire and a tan/red wire.
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Old 08-05-2013, 07:00 PM
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Starter should only have two wires, one large, heavy gauge B+ wire (hot directly from battery), and one smaller signal wire that engages the solenoid (feed from starter relay). There is no negative wire.
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Old 08-05-2013, 07:00 PM
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heres your sign...lol good luck finding it.
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It has both a positive and a negative plus the relay. Tow truck came and guy asked what was wrong. Explained everything and he was like, no way. He has a 6 liter and replaced the starter 4 months ago. He was under the truck for half an hour til he got disgusted and threw in the towel. This is absolute bullsh*t.


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