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Sparks at my starter

This is a discussion on Sparks at my starter within the External Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; The other night I tried starting up my 95 trans am and it wouldn't start,so I opened my hood and ...

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    Sparks at my starter

    The other night I tried starting up my 95 trans am and it wouldn't start,so I opened my hood and there was sparks coming from my starter and then the car wouldn't even crank over anymore

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    Check to ensure all you wires are tight at the starter. If they are also inspect them for cracks or missing insulation. Chances are you blew a few when it was arching so also check those.
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    Fuselink?

    If it dosn't start after tightening the connections check the fuse link from the starter solenoid to the alternator (if it is distorted from heat you must replace/splice). You could have blown the fuse link by grounding (sparks). The fuse link is a glorified way to say reduction in wire size from the alternator (usually 10 gage) to the starter solenoid (usually 12 gauge).

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