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Thread: where are the major grounding straps?

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    where are the major grounding straps?

    I looked in the FSM, Haynes and Chilton books and none of them provide locations for the main grounding straps.

    Anybody know?

    '85 Sedan DeVille w/ 4.1


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    Re: where are the major grounding straps?

    The primary one is on the engine block, down by the starter.

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    Re: where are the major grounding straps?

    All the rest connect to a common stud on the alternator bracket.

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    Re: where are the major grounding straps?

    Thanks. I cleaned and packed the negative battery ground on the left fender and also got the alternator ground stud, and could not find the strap on the block.

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    Re: where are the major grounding straps?

    That ground strap on your engine goes from the front of your block to the alt. stud. Look carefully at the water pump area for the woven silver ground strap and its bolt.


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