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Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Yorkville, Illinois USA
Hey, LD. I sent you a long email on this stuff, but for your question here, there are 3 terminals on the solenoid. The big one gets the battery pos cable, and up to 3 secondary wires, one to the alternator and the others to the fuse block. These are the wires that actually supply power to the car. There are 2 smaller studs on the solenoid, the one labelled "S" goes to the ignition switch, this is the wire that cranks the starter when you turn the key. The third one is left over from point ignitions and is not connected on a modern car.
Check the fusible links in the wires coming off the starter BAT terminal.