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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old May 15th, 09, 03:50 PM Thread Starter
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Starter ground - 69 BB

Does the starter have a ground running to it?

I have been having some issues with my car starting. When I try and start it - it just clicks. I can do this several times and it will eventually fire up.

I've checked the following:
- Battery tested, does fine under a load
- Installed new positive and negative battery wires
- New alternator and regulator
- Starter and solenoid is less than a year old (re manufactured)

I suspected a bad ground, so I relocated the ground for the battery to the engine block (it was on the alternator bracket). And i have a smaller ground wire running to the inner fender.

Should I run another ground to the starter?

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old May 15th, 09, 04:02 PM
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Re: Starter ground - 69 BB

Starter is grounded to the block through the body of the motor. Ground on the block is the best approach as you have it. If you're still having issues, try using the voltage drop method of finding the bad connection if one exists. Search the archives for "voltage drop" or "voltage drop method" and you should find several discussions describing it.

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old May 16th, 09, 08:43 AM
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Re: Starter ground - 69 BB

Some of those 'rebuilt' starter are junk! At one time here we had a parts store that sold rebuilt starters and they were good for just over a year...with a one year warranty. They are no longer in business either. I would pull the starter and have it checked out.
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old May 16th, 09, 03:26 PM
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Re: Starter ground - 69 BB

Sounds like a starter problem
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old May 19th, 09, 12:13 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Starter ground - 69 BB

thanks guys, I believe my next step will be to replace the starter. What are you running? I've read good things on this board about powermaster.
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old May 19th, 09, 03:39 AM
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Re: Starter ground - 69 BB

You didn't mention it but if you are only having problems when hot, it may mean that the solenoid is overheating. This is a common problem when you run headers.

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old May 19th, 09, 11:42 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Starter ground - 69 BB

It happens all the time, cold start and if the car is hot.
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