Q: What wires do I connect to the starter

asked by on July 19, 2016

Forgot where my wires goes to on the starter, yellow , red,

My car has 270000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

The black and orange striped wire goes with the red wires behind nut with the big starter cable. The small, tan and red striped one goes to the small terminal. If you are still having trouble, a technician from YourMechanic can come to your car’s location to assist you with your wiring issue.

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