: Positive Battery Cable '76 DeVille



DopeStar 156
03-17-09, 10:36 PM
I replaced the negative so with the week off I figured it's a good time to change the positive too. On a 500 where does it connect to on the other end? I'm pretty sure it's the starter and if it is do I have to drop the starter before I can swap the cable?

jayoldschool
03-18-09, 10:35 AM
Connects to the starter, you don't have to drop it. It will also connect to the stud on the back of the alternator.

DopeStar 156
03-18-09, 02:29 PM
Connects to the starter, you don't have to drop it. It will also connect to the stud on the back of the alternator.

Well I broke the starter. For some reason the casing around where the battery cable connects to is plastic..... yeah........ plastic.....

Guess who's in the market for a starter.....

:banghead:

75sled
03-18-09, 04:06 PM
I bought an original AC Delco for my 75 coupe from Rock Auto for $35 plus a few for shipping.

DopeStar 156
03-18-09, 04:12 PM
I bought an original AC Delco for my 75 coupe from Rock Auto for $35 plus a few for shipping.

Wow! That's not bad at all. The one for my '89 was like $67. You didn't use any discounts or anything?

75sled
03-18-09, 04:31 PM
No discounts. Sad thing is, I rebuilt my original, first, for like $16 thinking I was saving a ton of money. If only I had checked.

The reason I ended up with the one from Rock, was either I sucked at rebuilding starters, or there was some other issue. I was giving me major greif before I installed my new one. Now it cranks like it was new....duh. :-)

jayoldschool
03-18-09, 06:39 PM
You didn't break the starter, you broke the solenoid. You can just replace that part if you want...

DopeStar 156
03-19-09, 02:51 AM
You didn't break the starter, you broke the solenoid. You can just replace that part if you want...

True, but even before any of this the starter wouldn't engage 1 outta 10 times so it was on it's way out anyway. I checked Rock and that starter isn't $35 it's like $60.....