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NEED HELP 2 post starter and a 3 post starter

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by adamforsythe, Jan 22, 2005.

  1. adamforsythe

    adamforsythe 1/2 ton status

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    Hello,
    I just got a new starter that is 3 post. My old one was only 2 post. what does that extra post for?
    Thanks
    Adam
     
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    You talking about the electrical posts on the solenoid?
     
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    Its an unused post, you just use the battery post and the post that is closest to the motor(can't remember the letter that is next to it off the top of my head).
     
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    I just got done installing a new starter with 3 post. Well when I try to crank the engine it sounds like it just sparks.

    What is going on?
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    Adam
     
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    Your battery wire goes to the big post like normal, then all your ignition system wires (which I believe there is 2 wires - at least there is only 2 on mine) goes to that 1 post that is closest to the engine block. The post that is closest to your tire is not used.

    And make sure no wires or connections are touching anything but what they are suppose to be touching.
     
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    There are two wires running to my pos post (battery and another wire.)

    Then there is the (-) wire that is connected to the post right by the block.
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    Adam
     
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    The battery is dead but it should not make it sound like it is sparking. I tryed jumping the truck and nothing happened.

    Thanks
    Adam
     
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    what should I check. I know my wiring is right.
     
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    Well I just found out what happen. Napa sold me a junk starter. Sucky thing is it is going to snow like 2 feet this weekend and napa is not open in tell monday.
    Thanks
    Adam
     

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