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Any one good with electrical problomes?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by dodgetruck91, Mar 7, 2004.

  1. dodgetruck91

    dodgetruck91 Registered Member

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    ok, i got a 88 k5, its been siting for 2 months, it fired right up, let it idle, and i switch on the lights, and it jusut shuts off. no lights go on either, it then is extremelty hard tot oget goin after that, i have to turn at least 10 times with eather. any help is great /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
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    Bad ground. With the lights off the body is pulling ground though the harness. When you turn the lights on that path to ground is lost.

    Back side of the passenger side head to the firewall is a ground strap. It's either corroded or the motor has been out and it was left disconnected.
     
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    dodgetruck91 Registered Member

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    is it in front ofo the firewall just under theh cowl?
     
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    Grim-Reaper 3/4 ton status Author

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    Yeah. It bolts next to the blower box up behind the head. REAL easy to miss. It's real hard to see it.
    It's a braided strap. It has to hook the body to the block to complete the ground path.
     
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    dodgetruck91 Registered Member

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    ill check it out in the morning, thanks.
     

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