Installation of a High Torque Starter

Installation of a High Torque Starter
  • Unplug the negative battery terminal THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT.
  • Disconnect your starter from your bellhousing.
  • With the starter out, you will need to make a slight modification to your existing starter wire. You will need to use a drill and make your starter cable bolt hole large enough to fit onto the new high torque starter solenoid (The larger terminal, not the blade terminal). Once this is done, bolt the wire to the large terminal on the new starter solenoid and bolt the starter to the bellhousing.
  • Now you will need to get yourself about 5 feet of 14-18 gauge wire. You will need to add a blade female socket on the end of one of the wires (It will slide onto the high torque starters solenoid blade terminal). (Don't worry, since the starter is small enough, you can get to the blade terminal with the starter in the car!! You can also finally see the top starter bolt too!!!)
  • Connect the blade socket onto the starter solenoid blade terminal. Now with the other end of the wire, run it along the starters battery cable, using zip ties to secure it in place along the path back up to the starter solenoid on the drivers fender. The wire should run to the front of the motor, along the front of the motor, and up to the drivers fender.
  • Now at the solenoid on the drivers fender, remove the STARTER SIDE bolt and remove the starter cable.
  • Now with the new wire you ran from the starter solenoid connect a eyeloop connector big enough to fit on STARTER SIDE terminal of the fender solenoid. Now cut your new solenoid wire for length and fit, install eyeloop connector to wire, and bolt connector to STARTER SIDE terminal on fender solenoid. DO NOT reconnect the main starter cable to this terminal.
  • Now remove the BATTERY TERMINAL nut on the fender solenoid. Attach your starter cable to this terminal and tighten nut.
  • With everything connected, plug in your battery. (IF you see sparks and fireworks, unplug battery and check for the power wires ground against the frame, check for cut wires, etc).
  • Now make sure all your wires are secure (zip tied, not in the fans, belts, etc).
  • Start your car.
  • NOTE: From now on, if you EVER have to change a starter, YOU WILL HAVE TO DISCONNECT THE BATTERY BEFORE YOU UNBOLT THE STARTER.


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