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ok i just replaced my transmission and steering column(to an si) and my car wont start. ive checked and double checked everything in the column and nothing is loose or plugged in wrong. so i think i put the starter in wrong. is it possible to put it in wrong or do i just have the wires switched around? the car wont turn over. the lights and everything come on but wont turn over. please help i want my car running!!! a wire diagram would greatly help! Thanks a ton!!! gotta go, library is about to close.

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Does the starter motor click or make any noise when you turn over the key? Did you hook up both of the electrical connections to the starter properly?
 

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double check the wires going to the starter. there is a little wire that has a spade type connector. I had an 88 DX and it would always come loose then the car wouldnt start.
 

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black_krix_si said:
double check the wires going to the starter. there is a little wire that has a spade type connector. I had an 88 DX and it would always come loose then the car wouldnt start.
i put a new clutch in my rex sunday... as this was probably the 40+ time i have done one with no problems, i was tiard and not paying attention and got the little starter wire (stated above my black_krix_si) smashed between the engine and tranny. my car didnt start. i found the problem quickly atleast.

i also elected to just cut the wire instead of undoing everything and soldier on a new wires/connector... just to get to take it all back apart tonight becuase aparently boost and 8lb flywheels dont work to well together aparently...

i would recomend double checking

both starter wires. if there hooked up make sure they have power when there suposted to.

ground wires... especially the ground on the thermostat if you took it off...

wires cought inbetween engine/trans check good they like to hide from you

ignitions switch could be bad if your using the new one... its a posibility

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i cant work on it till monday. but is it possible to have the starter in backwards? also it doesnt make any noise at all when i turn the key. the lights and stuff come on but just wont turn over! where is the thermostat ground wire? a picture would really help. starter is the same one and it worked before i did the swap.
 

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UPDATE: ok now the lights dont even come on. WTF!? please someone help!!!!
 

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Devin said:
UPDATE: ok now the lights dont even come on. WTF!? please someone help!!!!
It sounds like you shorted something out and it drained the battery dead. Probably one of the starter leads is shorted out somewhere. That would make the most sense since the starter wasn't working.
 

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i appreciate the reply but that doesnt do me any good... :lol:
 

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Devin said:
i appreciate the reply but that doesnt do me any good... :lol:
Have you checked for shorts? Have you visually inspected all the wires for signs of damage? Do you have a multimeter or test light?
 

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ive been told my dohcrxl that the starter wont start if the tranny ground wire isnt in place. and if anyone remembers, i aksed about it on the resource but didnt get an answer. so please post pics of where each end goes. yes my dad has all that stuff (im 16, if you didnt know) and im going to work on it this weekend. I cant this week because i have an essay due on a veterinarian career. Almost done too! If you guys want to hear it ill copy and paste it. :D
 

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The transmission ground attaches to the transmission on the bracket that holds the end of the clutch cable. If it is not attached there, you will see a small threaded hole on the end of the bracket where it should be bolted down. This ground usually goes straight to the negative battery terminal.
 
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