Starter replacement issues

Sanchez86Cutlass

Sanchez86Cutlass

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I changed the starter on my 1986 Cutlass Supreme V8 307 bc I've been having some starting issues. However my original starter only had 2 bolts and the new one has 3. The original starter had the big bolt which goes to the battery but also had 2 other wires (3 in total on this one bolt) that go into the firewall and then the bolt on the right side (Labeled S) had a single wire. I connected them on the new starter exactly the way it looked on the original. The 3rd bolt is labeled R but nothing is connected to it. Did I connect this right? When I turn the key it makes no noise or tries to start except once, the starter sounded faster than normal but I figured it was because it was new. All in line fuses are good. Any help is appreciated
 

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if you have the purple wire going to your S teminal you have it wired correct., the other terminal should be maked I. Is the battery charged? If the battery is charged I would check the battery cable, it doesn't look to be in great shape
 
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That "R" terminal stud is for the resistor wire that older points distributors used. Just ignore it has nothing to do with our cars.
I was thinking of my ford style solenoid, it has the S and I terminals...I for ignition...and I would like to buy another vowel... :unsure:
 
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Sanchez86Cutlass

Sanchez86Cutlass

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Appreciate the help, I can stop worrying about this now. Although I will replace the battery wire as I'm sure it's the original one that came with the car over 30 years ago
 
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