Where is the starter wire

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  1. Easter Bunny

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    So my car has been sitting and now when I have tried to get it fired up the starter isn't cranking over. I can hear it try but it wont crank.

    I would pull off the splash shield and get a look at it but the bolt clip thingies have rusted and snapped so that they now just turn when trying to loosen the bolt.

    I can't see enough from the top to sort it out and I'm about to cut off the splash shield. I can touch most of the starter from the top I just don't have any idea where I need to focus

    Anyone with a picture to guide me to the starter wires would save me a bunch of time and swearing.
     
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    Don't have a pic but if you can feel the starter from the top of the engine, it's on the left. The wire is just a plastic clip spade connector. I occasionally have to wiggle it to get the starter to fire. It's annoying but it works. It probably just has a little corrosion on it and needs a little sanding.
     
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    I don't have a slash guard so its easy to get to since the wire is on the bottom if the starter if I remember correctly.
     
    NavysailorMS3, via a mobile device, May 23, 2020 at 8:27 PM
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    I am not home right now, I dont have any tools to take shit apart.

    If you can manage to take your intake, TMIC, and throttle body off, you should have a ton of room to see it without having to remove the belly pan.

    These are the best pics I could find from old garage projects...
     

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    Mauro_Penguin, via a mobile device, May 23, 2020 at 8:31 PM
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    Thanks guys the pictures are what I needed. Wish me luck
     
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