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Grounding Question

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by opfor2, Nov 26, 2005.

  1. opfor2

    opfor2 1/2 ton status

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    Hi all,

    I’m running two red top Optima batteries, and an aftermarket AC Delco CS-144 200 amp alternator in my 90 Blazer. I added a “0” gauge primary wire from the alt to the primary starting battery, but I’m using the stock second battery hook up to the auxiliary battery. The primary battery is grounded to both the frame and end block as the aux battery is only grounded to the frame. Should I add a second ground from the aux battery to the eng block too? Also, I’ve been told that I should add a ground from the Alt to the frame. What do you all think I should do?

    Thanks

    Dan..
     
  2. seschev3

    seschev3 1/2 ton status

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    you should run a ground from the batteries to the radiator support like stock and a ground from the back of the block (3/8 bolt) to the firewall. this will also help with any interior electronics that are grounded to the body.
     

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