Finding bad grounds...

Discussion in 'Electrical Systems' started by branbell, Dec 10, 2017.

  1. branbell

    branbell Veteran Member

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    I took it to a local guy who has been repairing alternators and starters for 55 years...really nice guy.

    We talked about cars for about 45 min. Saves me the hassle of doing it all myself since I really wouldn't know where to begin.
     
  2. McCune

    McCune Veteran Member

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    Did it test bad?
     
  3. Z28500

    Z28500 Member

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    I had a similar problem with a '81 ElCamino except the battery drained overnight. I used a test light on negative battery post to a ground --anywhere-near the radiator, anywhere there was bare metal, the light lit up from basically 2 negatives which of course meant a positive grounding out somewhere. It ended up being at the starter. Which worked by the way. I searched for that short for weeks, disconnecting the hot post every night until I fixed it.
     
  4. branbell

    branbell Veteran Member

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    Well we talked so much I had to leave to get back to work before my lunch break was over so I didn't stick around.

    I also told him to take his time since I didn't need it right away..he had quite a few other ones he was working on.
     

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