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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Jan 21st, 01, 06:09 PM Thread Starter
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got a 72 camaro for my son, new engine and stater, ign,and so on. when we turn the key on the startekr eeps onjust going wont stop. so the engine wont come on. the person we got the car from messed with the wiring. he had 3 wires to the starter 1 red 1 purple,1 from the ign to
the coil. the wiring from the coil was on the S not the R like it should be and if i change it back to the R the starter wont even start. do i need a new wireing or keep trying to fix this rat trap? any 1 now were to get good wiring?

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old Jan 21st, 01, 06:31 PM
 
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I replaced a wire on my starter before and it did the same thing. It was just bad connections.

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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old Jan 22nd, 01, 04:45 AM
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You do NOT have the wiring from hell. We've been chasing a short for three or four weeks on the Vette. That has the wiring from hell.

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Could be that the inside seliniod wire is touching the battery cable.
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old Jan 23rd, 01, 04:19 AM
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A Vette shop has told me my starter stuff is messed up too, they said to hook the battery and the heavy red lead that goes to the fuse block on the main lug. They didn't say what to do with the other side, because Bubba wired the main dash ground to that positive lug.
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sounds like what is happing to me. good old bubba
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old Jan 25th, 01, 02:23 PM
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I would bench test the starter first - just to make sure the solenoid didn't fry with all that cranking. Then I would put the starter back in the car and hook up only the battery cable and the purple wire to the S terminal. The car should crank with only these wires connected (IMPORTANT - make sure you've got a good neg battery cable connection on the engine too). If it cranks then try hooking up the rest of the wires one at a time retesting the starter after each one - if you blow a fuse or it won't crank then you found your culprit. If the starter bench tests OK and won't work in the car - then check for a bad battery cable (pos and neg), a problem with the purple wire, blown fuse or faulty ignition switch. It has to, I repeat HAS TO, be one of these items. Good luck.
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The only time I ever had that problem was when I mixed up the two small wires on the solenoid and once when the positive wire was touching the small post near the large post


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