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  1. 1997 E36 318 Touring Starter Motor Wiring - What goes where 
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    Hi everyone and thank god I found this forum. I have an E36 318 Auto Touring 1997 that I had a stickt solenoid on the starter motor. Anway stripped and rebuilt it. Bolted back in and can't remember where the wires go on the back of the starter. I know the 2 heavy wires but I'm left with 2 smaller black wires that also bolt to the back but which goes where. I know what is thicker than the other so does it go nearest the top (bonnet) or bottom (floor). If someone could tell me I'd really appreciate it as I don't want to short anything out!! Thanks in advance
     
     

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    Are all your terminals different sizes?

    I've had a look at my 1996 E36 325tds Touring and the two fat wires attach to the centre terminal, the smallest terminal has a thin wire going to it (Closest to engine) and the terminal that is just slightly bigger (furthest away from engine) has another black wire going to it

    Just going to see if the pictures I took have come out clear enough to warrant uploading

     
     

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    Hi there and thanks for the speedy reply. The starter has 4 terminals. 2 Large ones, 1 goes to battery and the other to the alternator. There are then 2 smaller terminals that appear to be the same size and those are the 2 that are confusing me (there also buggers to get to)!!
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by visualbasicjon View Post
    Hi there and thanks for the speedy reply. The starter has 4 terminals. 2 Large ones, 1 goes to battery and the other to the alternator. There are then 2 smaller terminals that appear to be the same size and those are the 2 that are confusing me (there also buggers to get to)!!
    Out of the 2 smaller ones you will find that one of them will not fit on the other, they are different sizes, one with the largest hole in is the actuater wire which fits farthest from the engine block.
     
     

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    Did you manage to get this sorted?

    I've found my lead and just uploaded the photo's I took

    Sorry for the delay
     
     

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    Hi, just a Question, DID the solenoid only stick when the car was warm or did it stick full stop. thanks
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by rufus328 View Post
    Hi, just a Question, DID the solenoid only stick when the car was warm or did it stick full stop. thanks
    He's not logged n since his last message on here

    Unfortunately we often see this, ask for info, try to assist and never get a repost to say thanks it worked or nope tried that, any other suggestions.

     
     

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    I'd like the image Rym

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