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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Sep 19th, 08, 07:12 PM Thread Starter
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Name this starter wire

Ok so along with cleaning all my grounds and battery terminals, I decided to clean all the starter connections too. But I was wondering what some of the wires do.

There is the main post on the starter that has the big black wire, but also has 2 smaller red wires (1 actually is 2 red wires going into 1 connection) connected to the post for a total of 3 connections(4 wires).

Above that main post is a smaller post with a little purple wire connected to it.

Can someone please tell me what wire is what??

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Sep 19th, 08, 07:29 PM
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Re: Name this starter wire

The ones on the big post are your battery cable and fusible links. You have fusible link A that is your power distribution, fusible link B that goes to your ignition switch, and fusible link G that goes to the alternator terminal S. The purple wire on the small post is the start wire. That is if it is for the 1990 IROC.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old Sep 20th, 08, 04:58 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Name this starter wire

Awesome, thanks for the reply!

but why is there a wire going to the alt? doesn't it connect directly to the pos terminal on the battery??

Seems that the starter post is the common connector for everything? I thought the battery post is?

Thanks again
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Re: Name this starter wire

At the assembly plant when car was made, engine assembly included alternator and the engine shop wired in the alt-to-starter wire.

Later, in the assembly line, engine is joined with the body, all the line person has to do is plug the two-wire connector into the alternator as part of the engine harness. No tools needed on the assembly line there.

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