I've just installed my newly rebuilt engine. I also installed a new starter and replaced the electrical connections.
I know the battery was dead, so I hooked it up to another vehicle. Even if it doesn't have enough power to turn the car over, shouldn't it still turn the starter? But nothing happens. I get the two red lights on the dash for the generator and the oil pressure, but that's it. When I turn the key, absolutely nothing happens. The starter doesn't budge. Can someone tell me if maybe I have something hooked up wrong? I didn't have this problem before I took the engine out.
If anyone could confirm the orientation of the electrical connections on the starter (there are only 3, including the positive battery cable), then I could rule that out as part of my problem.
It would also be helpful if someone could point me to a good resource for helping me confirm that the rest of the electrical connections in the engine compartment are connected properly. I removed the engine some time ago and while I am pretty sure I put everything back right, I would like to double check. Unfortunately, I did not label the connections before I removed them. At the time, I did not know it would be so long before I put the engine back in.
1972 Super Beetle